Behavioural tracking software
Features > Apparatus
You simply draw directly over the video picture, to show ANY-maze which part of the image is the apparatus
Using a selection of standard drawing tools, you can both
draw the outline of the apparatus and also divide the apparatus
up into any number of different areas, which can be used
to define zones and sequences (see below).
ANY-maze will report more than 30 different measures for the apparatus as a whole, such as distance travelled, rotations of the animal's body, maximum speed, etc.
ANY-maze reports more than 60 different measures for each zone
You can set up any number of different zones, where a zone consists of one or more of the areas in the apparatus drawing.
You can set up Points to identify specific locations of interest
You can set up any number of different points - for example, each of the two objects in the image could be a point, and ANY-maze will report a wide range of measures for each one.
Use sequences to detect movement between different parts of the apparatus
A sequence consists of a number of steps - for example, the animal
moving from arm A to arm B and then to arm C in a Y-maze.
Sequences can be used to automatically detect such things as the animal swimming right round the edge of a water-maze, or moving from one side to the other of a place preference box, or performing Spontaneous alternations in a Y-maze.
You can change almost anything at any time
The definitions of zones, points and sequences (and indeed almost
everything else in ANY-maze) can be altered before, during or even
after an experiment has been performed.
For example, you might perform a water-maze experiment without including a Thigmotaxis zone - but this wouldn't prevent you from adding one afterwards. ANY-maze would simply re-analyse the tracking data and almost instantly report the results for the new zone - watch the video to the left to see this in action.