Section: New Software and Platforms
Keywords: Biology - Health - Biomechanics - Motion analysis - Ethology - Mouse
Ethomice is a motion analysis software to characterize motor behavior of small vertebrates such as mice or rats. From a multiple views video input, a biomechanical model of the skeleton is registered. Study on animal model is the first important step in Biology and Clinical research. In this context, the analysis of the neuro-motor behaviour is a frequent cue to test the effect of a gene or a drug. Ethomice is a platform for simulation and analysis of the small laboratory animal, such as rat or mouse. This platform links the internal skeletal structure with 3D measurements of the external appearance of the animal under study. From a stream of multiple views video, the platform aims at delivering a three dimensional analysis of the body posture and the behaviour of the animal.