LabTrack 4

LabTrack is a windows based software package for tracking moving objects, and is suitable for behavior analysis of organisms from bacteria to fish. LabTrack has been used extensively for the analysis of zooplankton behavior, analysis of protozoan motility and fish behavior.

LabTrack analyzes videos online (video streams in real time) or offline (saved video sequences).

Free trial

Test LabTrack for free, or send us a video clip. We are happy to analyse a film clip, and send a report of the results back. This will provide an opportunity to test if LabTrack is suitable for your application.


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Online analysis of video streams in real time

Signals from an one or more cameras can be analyzed simultaneously. LabTrack can stream all input sources, including dual streams for 3D analysis. All video input is saved as .avi files for documentation and future analysis.

Offline analysis of saved video sequences

LabTrack analyses any .avi video source and it can handle multiple video sources for scheduled analysis.

Tracking method

5 different threshold methods for tracking moving objects are available:

  • Average background subtract for objects that are moving fairly rapidly (default method)
  • Minimum background subtract works well for tracking any number of moving objects against an uneven background (default option)
  • Edge filter is suitable for videos without complicated background disturbances, and where objects have low contrast against a uniform background
  • Simple threshold, for strong and even contrast between objects and the background, allows tracking very slow (or stationary) objects.
  • Single background subtract, works for scenes with a static background and few moving objects at start.


Data output

LabTrack provides the following data output:

  • SessionTime: Date and time of the analysis
  • Group: Group name
  • Source: The given source name
  • Label: If tracks were labeled, the label is shown here
  • Track ID: Each track is individually numbered
  • Time: Time for each data point in seconds from session start
  • X: X coordinate
  • Y: Y coordinate
  • Z: Z coordinate
  • Area: Area of organism or particle (calibrated unit)
  • Length: Length of organism or particle (calibrated unit)

Output is saved in spreadsheet style, and includes X, Y, Z coordinates for each organism and data point, ID and size of each individual organism/object. LabTack can connect to a SQL database and automatically import data. This is a powerful tool for extracting data from large datasets.


  • Support for .avi video file sources or online sources directly from camera streams
  • Multiple stream sources can be configured for scheduled acquisition and analysis
  • 3D reconstruction from video files or in real-time from dual video streams
  • 3D camera configuration as either orthogonal pairs or parallel pairs
  • Graphical overlay of tracks on original video content
  • Intelligent algorithms for identifying movement in complex scenes
  • Video and track data output
  • Scheduling for round-the-clock surveillance and experiments
  • MS-SQL database integration for flexibility and for advanced analysis requirements


The license includes

  • Free support during installation and startup
  • NI vision runtime license
  • User manual




LabTrack installation procedure and activation of LabTrack and NI vision license

To download your free trial of LabTrack 4 follow the instructions below:

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Below some examples of tracking analysis with LabTrack are shown. Please let us know if you would like to test your application with LabTrack.


Tracking of Daphnia in a 30 ml flask. Illumination was from the side, creating a darkfield effect. The video was taken with a digital CMOS video camera (1600 x 1200).


Tracking of bacteria. In the video below Ovobacter swimming behaviour was observed using Nomarski Interference microscope.


Tracking of bacteria. Below the swimming behaviour of a sulphur bacterium (Thiovolum sp.) is shown.


Tracking of common jellyfish (Aurelia aurita) in an aquarium. Illumination was from the side, creating a darkfield effect. The video was taken with a digital CMOS video camera (1600 x 1200).


Tracking of Drosophila (fruit flies) in a petri-dish.


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