Mouse Tracking

Contact person: Anton S. Konushin (

Video tracking for laboratory rodents

We have developed a video tracking system for behavioral analysis of laboratory rodents. Our system allows on-line and off-line tracking. For tracking we propose a new algorithm based on shape models. Shape parameters are estimated by branch-and-bound optimization in each frame independently, which guarantees robustness. Resulting tracks and other experiment data are stored in database. In an analysis module a large number of track metrics is implemented for individual and group comparison.

Demonstration of video tracking and analysis system for behavioral studies with laboratory rodents:




The work has been supported by EU FP6 project “IntelliMaze: High-throughput, fully automated and cost-effective behavioural phenotyping of normal, clinical and genetic mouse models” and the Russian federal target program “Scientific and scientific-pedagogical personnel of innovative Russia in 2009-2013”, project P264.