Integrating Video Tracking with Digital Telemetry

The more you can measure, the more you know. Integrating various tools in neuroscience, like video tracking and wireless telemetry, offer a more complete assessment of complex disease models.

In this webinar hosted by Noldus, we will hear about telemetry options in behavioral testing and integration in video tracking experiments. Matt McGuire kindly shares his experiences and insights from his Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) research at the Dr Poulsen Lab.

Speaker: Matt McGuire, Dr. Poulsen Lab

MD/PhD Candidate – University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. 

Title: A rat model of autonomic dysregulation based on heat rate variability following severe traumatic brain injury.

Abstract: Severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of trauma-related mortality and disability worldwide, affecting about 5.5 million people annually. The autonomic nervous system’s control of cerebral blood flow, and cardiac rhythm are dysregulated following mild TBI or concussion. Autonomic dysfunction after TBI is believed to represent an uncoupling between the cerebral autonomic centers and the cardiovascular system. We evaluated the electrocardiograms (ECG) of adult, male Wistar rats two months following a severe TBI induced by the lateral fluid percussion injury method, to determine if the autonomic system dysregulation observed in human mild TBI can be observed in a preclinical rodent model.

Speaker: Chelsea Richardson, emka TECHNOLOGIES

Scientific Sales Specialist at emka TECHNOLOGIES

Chelsea has been with emka TECHNOLOGIES for over three years. She is currently a Scientific Sales Representative for the North American Region, though has worked closely with researchers across the globe. Coming from over 10 years in academic research, Chelsea has experience in a wide array of research topics and with specialization in neuroscience and rodent surgery models. She has been a part of the original team creating and testing the integrated systems between Noldus and emka and continues to assist with future projects of the like.

Title: A look inside the updates in digital telemetry and the benefits to behavioral researchers provided by emka TECHNOLOGIES.

Abstract: Telemetry has continuously morphed over the last several years, becoming more reliable, sensitive, and user friendly. With the additions of synchronized video behavioral phenotypes can be analyzed along with EEG; like sleep stages and seizure liability. The ability to integrate the various disciplines of neuroscience will pave new frontiers for the neuroscience community. Emka TECHNOLOGIES provides telemetry solutions for integrated and synchronous analysis with various behavioral observation, mazes, and tests.

Speaker: Dominic Bolt, Noldus

Dominic has been with Noldus for nearly three years. He is currently the Account Manager for the Central Region, though he has worked closely with researchers across the country. He has visited over 100 Noldus labs and has experience with a wide array of different research topics. Dominic was part of the team that first tested the integrated system between Noldus and emka as well as the co-author of the manual that outlines the integration process.

Abstract: EthoVision XT is a software solution for the automated tracking and analysis of animal activity and behavior. In this presentation, I am going to discuss the software as well as demonstrate how it analyzes the videos from Poulsen Lab. Additionally, I will show how the software can easily highlight any significant behavioral or locomotive differences between the experimental groups.

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