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Automated tracking to measure behavioural changes in pigs for health and welfare monitoring

Stephen G. Matthews, Amy L. Miller, Thomas PlÖtz, Ilias Kyriazakis
2017 Scientific Reports  
Automated tracking to measure behavioural changes in pigs for health and welfare monitoring.  ...  A controlled challenge study introduced a novel object into pens to validate the automated system against ground truth data.  ...  We are grateful to the School of Computing for use of their high performance computing cluster.  ... 
doi:10.1038/s41598-017-17451-6 pmid:29242594 pmcid:PMC5730557 fatcat:ibagef2gsfb2hcfrh5vmhogemy

A Novel Morphometry-Based Protocol of Automated Video-Image Analysis for Species Recognition and Activity Rhythms Monitoring in Deep-Sea Fauna

Jacopo Aguzzi, Corrado Costa, Yoshihiro Fujiwara, Ryoichi Iwase, Eva Ramirez-Llorda, Paolo Menesatti
2009 Sensors  
We have elaborated a morphometry-based protocol for automated video-image analysis where animal movement tracking (by frame subtraction) is accompanied by species identification from animals' outlines  ...  Error estimation of the automated and trained operator procedure was computed as a measure of protocol performance.  ...  Discussion In this study, we have presented a novel protocol of automated video-image analysis for the identification of species and the study of their behavioural rhythms.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s91108438 pmid:22291517 pmcid:PMC3260594 fatcat:eajvoqtyqjakrgudiu77to7m3y

Tracktor: image-based automated tracking of animal movement and behaviour [article]

Vivek Hari Sridhar, Dominique G Roche, Simon Gingins
2018 bioRxiv   pre-print
Automated movement tracking is essential for high-throughput quantitative analyses of the behaviour and kinematics of organisms.  ...  Tracktor is an image-based tracking freeware designed to perform single-object tracking in noisy environments, or multi-object tracking in uniform environments while maintaining individual identities.  ...  Conclusion 202 Tracktor is a simple, rapid and versatile solution for many commonly encountered image-203 based tracking problems in animal behaviour.  ... 
doi:10.1101/412262 fatcat:pd4o2fda55bn3k4ltir3qccoxu

Automated Tracking Systems for the Assessment of Farmed Poultry

Suresh Neethirajan
2022 Animals  
Various studies have shown that cameras linked with specialised systems of AI can properly analyse flocks for health concerns, thus improving the survival rate and product quality of farmed poultry.  ...  As the human demand for animal proteins grows, the agricultural industry must continue to advance its efficiency and quality of production.  ...  Automated systems have been studied and proven to be capable of accurately collecting data related to the following needs: • Individual tracking, even in large groups of animals that are condensed in  ... 
doi:10.3390/ani12030232 pmid:35158556 pmcid:PMC8833357 fatcat:xtinglxdfrh3vorgkxoxhjd544

Recording behaviour of indoor-housed farm animals automatically using machine vision technology: A systematic review

Kaitlin Wurtz, Irene Camerlink, Richard B. D'Eath, Alberto Peña Fernández, Tomas Norton, Juan Steibel, Janice Siegford, Didier Raboisson
2019 PLoS ONE  
Large-scale phenotyping of animal behaviour traits is time consuming and has led to increased demand for technologies that can automate these procedures.  ...  Automated tracking of animals has been successful in controlled laboratory settings, but recording from animals in large groups in highly variable farm settings presents challenges.  ...  Acknowledgments We thank Dong Liu for his contribution to the collection of references, and Dr. Simon Turner for his thoughtful comments and suggestions on an early version of this manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0226669 pmid:31869364 fatcat:6kvu7tnhavaq5l24vj6voa34iy

A New Laboratory Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) System for Behavioural Tracking of Marine Organisms

Jacopo Aguzzi, Valerio Sbragaglia, David Sarriá, José Antonio García, Corrado Costa, Joaquín del Río, Antoni Mànuel, Paolo Menesatti, Francesc Sardà
2011 Sensors  
The tracking accuracy of the system was evaluated by concurrently recording the animals' behaviour with automated video imaging.  ...  Radio frequency identification (RFID) devices are currently used to quantify several traits of animal behaviour with potential applications for the study of marine organisms.  ...  Acknowledgements The present work was carried out within the framework of the RITFIM project (CTM2010-16274), funded by the Spanish Ministry for Science and Innovation (MICINN).  ... 
doi:10.3390/s111009532 pmid:22163710 pmcid:PMC3231282 fatcat:yztfmqijobhdfchrevw63kisuu

Impact of digital video analytics on accuracy of chemobehavioural phenotyping in aquatic toxicology

Jason Henry, Alvaro Rodriguez, Donald Wlodkowic
2019 PeerJ  
The analysis of the organisms' behavior is usually performed by combining digital video recording with animal tracking software.  ...  behavioural parameters.  ...  Such behavioural characteristics parameters are challenging for the video-based animal tracking algorithms especially when large number of animals are to be tracked simultaneously.  ... 
doi:10.7717/peerj.7367 pmid:31404436 pmcid:PMC6686839 fatcat:ist3wom5knc5hfql6b5d5rrbju

Development and Validation of an Automated Video Tracking Model for Stabled Horses

Nuray Kil, Katrin Ertelt, Ulrike Auer
2020 Animals  
In this study, videos of horses in an animal hospital were recorded using an action camera and a time-lapse mode.  ...  The results will significantly improve the pain recognition of horses and will help to develop algorithms for the automated recognition of behaviour using machine learning.  ...  Cavalleri (co-investigator) for her support in gaining the financial sponsorship for N.K. and manuscript preparation. Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest  ... 
doi:10.3390/ani10122258 pmid:33266297 fatcat:3gzlmkb3svcnfispidafmm6t6y

Special issue on animal and insect behaviour understanding in image sequences

Concetto Spampinato, Giovanni Maria Farinella, Bas Boom, Vasileios Mezaris, Margrit Betke, Robert B Fisher
2015 EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing  
The automated analysis of visual data in real-life environments for animal and insect behaviour understanding poses several challenges for computer vision researchers  ...  On the other side, the study of the behaviour by processing visual data has become an active research area in computer vision.  ...  Acknowledgements We would like to thank, first, the authors for their contribution to this special issue and then all the reviewers for the effort and time spent to provide thorough reviews and valuable  ... 
doi:10.1186/1687-5281-2015-1 fatcat:d7l3qqjdorc6tgklie2zy5reri

Visual Field Analysis: a reliable method to score left- and right eye-use using automated tracking [article]

Mathilde Josserand, Orsola Rosa-Salva, Elisabetta Versace, Bastien S Lemaire
2021 bioRxiv   pre-print
Recent progress in technology allowed the development of accurate tracking techniques for measuring animal behaviour.  ...  With our application, eye-use can be analysed reliably, objectively and at a fine scale in different experimental paradigms.  ...  finer and more objective behavioural analyses than the ones 36 provided by manual coding.  ... 
doi:10.1101/2021.05.08.443242 fatcat:cwofpyxa7zfpnivpnyl3z2oapu

A Non-Invasive Millimetre-Wave Radar Sensor for Automated Behavioural Tracking in Precision Farming—Application to Sheep Husbandry

Alexandre Dore, Cristian Pasquaretta, Dominique Henry, Edmond Ricard, Jean-François Bompa, Mathieu Bonneau, Alain Boissy, Dominique Hazard, Mathieu Lihoreau, Hervé Aubert
2021 Sensors  
Here we introduce a new automated tracking system based on millimetre-wave radars for real time robust and high precision monitoring of untagged animals.  ...  The automated quantification of the behaviour of freely moving animals is increasingly needed in applied ethology.  ...  Acknowledgments: We thank Sara Parisot for the management of the experimental farm La Fage, and Sébastien Douls, Christian Durand and Gaëtan Bonnafe for managing the experimental flock, for animal care  ... 
doi:10.3390/s21238140 pmid:34884145 fatcat:liotdnwsibaulfl2idvem3nuyq

Automated long-term tracking and social behavioural phenotyping of animal colonies within a semi-natural environment

Aharon Weissbrod, Alexander Shapiro, Genadiy Vasserman, Liat Edry, Molly Dayan, Assif Yitzhaky, Libi Hertzberg, Ofer Feinerman, Tali Kimchi
2013 Nature Communications  
Automatic tracking and phenotyping of interacting animals could thus overcome the limitations of manual tracking methods.  ...  However, the biological mechanisms driving natural interactions between multiple animals, over long-term periods, are poorly studied and remain elusive.  ...  Pasmantirer for mechanical designs; A. Harmelin and his staff for their veterinary support; Y. Toledo and G. Gitliz for software designs and technical supports; and G. Brodsky for art designs. N.  ... 
doi:10.1038/ncomms3018 pmid:23771126 fatcat:cvjdye2etbac7clgkumck4emlm

Massively parallel C. elegans tracking provides multi-dimensional fingerprints for phenotypic discovery

Michele Perni, Pavan K. Challa, Julius B. Kirkegaard, Ryan Limbocker, Mandy Koopman, Maarten C. Hardenberg, Pietro Sormanni, Thomas Müller, Kadi L. Saar, Lianne W.Y. Roode, Johnny Habchi, Giulia Vecchi (+6 others)
2018 Journal of Neuroscience Methods  
Highlights:  The Wide Field-of-View Nematode Tracking Platform is a novel multiparametric tracking platform that can monitor more than 5.000 animals in parallel.  The platform is optimised for extracting  ...  or tracking the properties of populations of less than 50 animals.  ...  As a further internal quality control check for the tracking of individual animals, the code outputs a video that shows the behaviour of individual worms.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jneumeth.2018.02.005 pmid:29452179 fatcat:jzp5ysvjenc5jhozb2mm2zzmpy

Challenges to the assessment of benthic populations and biodiversity as a result of rhythmic behaviour [chapter]

Jacopo Aguzzi, Joan Company, Corrado Costa, Marjolaine Matabos, Ernesto Azzurro, Antoni Mànuel, Paolo Menesatti, Francesc Sardà, Miquel Canals, Eric Delory, Danelle Cline, Paolo Favali (+7 others)
2012 Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review  
The potential implementation of 72 automated video image analysis in relation to animal tracking and classification 73 procedures based on the combined use of morphometric tools and multivariate statistics  ...  This review describes the adaptation of this 69 technology to investigations of rhythmic behaviour by focusing on automated video-70 imaging.  ...  et al. 2010b). 444 450 Implementing procedures for animal tracking and classification is crucial for 451 automated video-image analysis related to investigations of the behavioural rhythms of 452 marine  ... 
doi:10.1201/b12157-6 fatcat:aysv7c4qkzesbbbsoknmppyshq

Computerised video tracking, movement analysis and behaviour recognition in insects

Lucas P.J.J Noldus, Andrew J Spink, Ruud A.J Tegelenbosch
2002 Computers and Electronics in Agriculture  
The need for automating behavioural observations and the evolution of systems developed for that purpose are outlined.  ...  Automatic video tracking systems enable behaviour to be studied in a reliable and consistent way, and over longer time periods than if it is manually recorded.  ...  Riley for providing helpful comments on the manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0168-1699(02)00019-4 fatcat:ebkc6zwpibbcbf5rchgmg6ivoi
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