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Laboras System

LABORAS is an advanced and completely non-invasive system that automatically recognizes several normal and special behaviors of rats and mice by analysis of the forces that are induced by the movements of the animal.

LABORAS determines the following validated behaviors and information of mice and rats:

Normal behaviors

Rats and Mice

Group 1 (basic)
  • Climbing (mice only)
  • Locomotion 
  • Immobility
  • Rearing
Group 2 (advanced)
  • Grooming
  • Drinking
  • Eating

Special Behaviors

  • Hindlimb licking
    (Formalin test)
  • Scratching 
  • Wet Dog Shakes (WDS)
  • Head shakes
  • Head twitches
  • Purposeless chewing
  • Scratching
  • Seizures: Barrel rolls &
    Tonic Clonic
  • Seizures: Racine scale
    P4 & P5
  • Freezing
  • Startle response 

Tracking information

Rats and Mice

Position tracking info
  • Position (X,Y)
  • Speed
  • Avg. speed
  • Max. speed
  • Time of max. speed 
  • Traveled distance
  • Position distribution
Circling info
  • Nr. of circles (CW and CCW)
  • Avg. time in circle
  • Avg. speed in circle
  • Avg. circle size


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icon_pdf.gif Hematopoietic Origin of Pathological Grooming in Hoxb8 Mutant Mice (2010, Capecchi, e.a)


icon_pdf.gif Increased thirst and drinking in Huntington's disease and the R6/2 mouse (2008, Wood, e.a)


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See the Laboras performance yourself.
(LABORAS detection and Video Integrated)

Example 1: Head Twitch detection in rats

Example 2: Wet Dog Shakes detection in rats

Example 3: Normal behavior detection in rats

Example 4: Circling behavior detection in rats

Example 5: Circling behavior detection in mice

Example 6: Scratching behavior detection in mice

Example 7: Scratching behavior detection in rats

Example 8: Freezing and Startle detection in mice

Example 9: Sociability Cage in mice

If you have a problem to play the videos, please download the xvid codec. 


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