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Engineering and commercialization of a smart camera with on-chip image processing for head- and eye-tracking in laboratory animals

Project description

From a lab animal perspective: real-time smart cameras for head and eye tracking

As popular models of cognitive function, rodents are often used for understanding tasks such as perception, memory and decision-making. To properly study these abilities, recordings on conscious animals engaged in these behaviours is necessary. Furthermore, in order to relate it to the underlying brain activity, it's necessary to track real-time motor behaviour. The EU-funded SMARTLABCAM project will develop innovative, minimally invasive and user-friendly head- and eye-tracking devices. It aims to migrate the tracking algorithms developed for the LEARN2SEE project to real-time smart cameras, processing head/eye video streams. The project hopes to transform these tracking devices into a commercial product to support the growing market of neurophysiology laboratories that are using rodents as model organisms.

Field of science

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Call for proposal

ERC-2019-PoC
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Funding Scheme

ERC-POC-LS - ERC Proof of Concept Lump Sum Pilot

Host institution

SCUOLA INTERNAZIONALE SUPERIORE DI STUDI AVANZATI DI TRIESTE
Address
Via Bonomea 265
34136 Trieste
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 150 000

Beneficiaries (1)

SCUOLA INTERNAZIONALE SUPERIORE DI STUDI AVANZATI DI TRIESTE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 150 000
Address
Via Bonomea 265
34136 Trieste
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments