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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Zebrafish larvae (Danio rerio) activity monitoring.

The new HVS Image 2014 also contains the most cost effective Zebrafish larvae activity monitoring system ever. Using a standard camera the system is IR sensitive and by using ANSI and SBS compliant IR-translucent multi-well plates and setting the software to either 96 fields or 48 fields simultaneously you can have an inexpensive, efficient system for high throughput tracking of zebrafish larvae (Danio rerio). Details at HVSImage


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

New data formats allow more flexible analysis for open field.

The Open Field modules of HVS Image 2014.4 [1] (Beryllium build) now offer an additional open file format, BOND (Behavioral OpeN Data files) for storing digital data, which can be used and implemented by anyone. These can can be implemented by both proprietary and free and open source software, using the typical software licenses used by each. In contrast to closed formats,  open formats (also called free file formats) are not encumbered by any copyrights, patents, trademarks or other restrictions (for example, if they are in the public domain) so that anyone may use it at no monetary cost for any desired purpose. The basic BOND format is based on the JSON standard outlined here http://www.ecma-international.org/publications/files/ECMA-ST/ECMA-404.pdf 

Monday, May 12, 2014

The new Noah - tracking the animals in open field 2 x 2 - and now 3 x 3

It's always been useful to get more data from a single open-field video set up by tracking the animals in open filed 2 x 2 - and now HVS Image 2014 can track 9 or more animals by setting up the cages 3x3 (or even 4x4 or 5x5 if you like) Find out more at hvsimage.com