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May 28, 2013:
Updated to v0.6

April 13, 2013:
Updated to v0.5

December 8, 2012:
Updated to v0.4

October 27, 2011:
Updated to v0.3

July 14, 2011:
Updated to v0.2

May 4, 2011:
Updated to v0.1


Behavioral Monitoring Tool is software used to record and analyze behavioral experiments in neuroscience. it was developed in collaboration with neuropharmacology lab at Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University- Egypt. The software is planned to perform three types of experiments (Open field, Water maze and Forced swimming).
Open Field Module and Forced Swimming Module are currently supported.

Open Field Module is a test arena divided into a number of zones. a rat or mouse is put inside the arena. rat's movements are recorded and different parameters (number of zones, time spent in central zones, rearing behavior, distance travelled) are analyzed.

Forced Swimming Module is a test where a rat or mouse is put into a water container to analyze the struggle and despair times.

other types of experiments are planned for implementation in the next releases.


Overall architecture

This software is Open Source, under the LGPL license.


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System Requirements:

* in case of systems with Java runtime environment 64bit installed, use portable jre of 32bit to run the tool:

example: replace "java" in the run.bat file with the path of the portable java.exe.

Video frame-size currently supported is 640x480.

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