Video Tracking
for Insects

The easiest and most convenient way
to track the behavior of insects.

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Analyze movements in any enclosure. Great for drosophila and other insect research.
  • Spatial Navigation

    Track movements, including distance traveled, velocity, and zone entries as insects move through an enclosure, such as the Y-maze or place preference chamber.

  • Gene x Environment Interactions

    Analyze moving vs. resting time and more. Drosophila is a powerful model organism used to discover the effect of genetic manipulations on behavioral parameters.

Automatically generate analyzed data

Everything you need to analyze behavior in insects

Distance and Time

BehaviorCloud automatically generates the distance traveled and ambulatory vs. resting time of your subjects.

Zone-based Tracking

Easily draw zones and analyze how long a subject spends in each zone, number of entries, and latency to first enter each zone.

Activity Traces

BehaviorCloud visualizes the subjects's path as an activity trace and exports it for use in publications.

How it Works

Record or upload video and run automated tracking analysis
Drosophila tracking video played in BehaviorCloud
  • Stream or upload video to your account

    Download the BehaviorCloud Camera app on any mobile device and start recording video. View your data in real-time and control trials from any internet-connected computer or from a second mobile device. No extra software needed. You can also upload existing video you have recorded elsewhere.

  • Run automated video tracking analysis

    Easily draw zones and automatically generate position and activity data such as distance traveled, latency, velocity and time spent in zones. Export tracked videos and activity traces for publication.

  • Invite collaborators

    Invite colleagues to view or contribute to experiments. Collaborators can contribute to data collection, analysis, or overseeing experiment progress. Set permissions to allow collaborators read only, read/write or admin access. You always control your data.

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See How it Works

View an example of drosophila tracking using BehaviorCloud
  • View an Example

    Watch the video to see how BehaviorCloud tracks the movement of drosophila in a Y-maze. This video reanalyzes data published in:

    Buchanan, S. M., Kain, J. S., & de Bivort, B. L. (2015). Neuronal control of locomotor handedness in Drosophila. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112(21): 6700–6705.

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    We're trusted by researchers at top-tier institutions including Stanford, Salk Institute and Harvard Medical School.

  • Start Instantly

    No equipment to buy, nor any installation to schedule. Run your first experiment in minutes.

  • Analyze from Anywhere

    Generate a range of analyses from any browser, whether you're at the lab or your favorite coffee shop.

  • Share and Collaborate

    Add unlimited collaborators to your tests with just a click of a button. No more thumb drives!