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Jean-Etienne Poirrier
Day Saturday
Room Ferrer
Start time 18:40
End time 18:55
Duration 00:15
Event type Lightning-Talk
Track Lightning Talks
Language English
Animals monitoring with Gemvid

In this talk, we will first introduce Gemvid, a system that allows the monitoring of animals in their own environment for an extended period of time. Then, we'll show how we demonstrated the sensitivity, reproducibility and stability of the system. Finally, we'll highlight some issues and interesting points for the future of Gemvid.

Gemvid is a monitoring system that quantifies overall free movements of rodents without any markers, using a commercially available CCTV and a motion detection software developed on a GNU/Linux-operating computer. The application is based on software modules that allow the system to be used in a high-throughput workflow.