Figure 1—figure supplement 2. | Eco-HAB as a fully automated and ecologically relevant assessment of social impairments in mouse models of autism

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Eco-HAB as a fully automated and ecologically relevant assessment of social impairments in mouse models of autism

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Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology of Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland; Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland; Warsaw University of Technology, Poland; University of Zurich, Switzerland; Kwazulu-Natal University Durban, Republic of South Africa
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Download figureOpen in new tabFigure 1—figure supplement 2. RFID antenna efficiency compared to video-based manual scoring.

We counted the number of RFID registrations per visually registered crossing under the antenna. The implemented system of coils recognizes subjects at a rate of at least one or more RFID registration per one video-recorded passing, a rate better than needed to record all events. Superfluous RFID readouts are later eliminated by Eco-HAB.py software that contains algorithms recognizing such events (see 'Materials and methods'). Due to the built-in internal synchronization system, RFID antennas run independently and do not disrupt one another. All eight coils may be activated simultaneously for unlimited time, which leads to highly effective animal recognition (less than 0.6% unidentified animals’ positions).

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7554/eLife.19532.004