Video tracking alone has its limitations; what do you do if you need to count the number of licks at a water bottle or determine how far an animal runs in an exercise wheel? Video-tracking alone can’t help. The answer is AMi, the ANY-maze interface, which makes all this, and much more, not just possible, but easy to achieve.
This family of second generation ANY-maze Interface (AMi-2) devices replace the original ANY-maze interface (AMi); providing improved performance in a smaller form-factor and at a lower price. AMi-2 devices are designed specifically for use with ANY-maze, and as such are tightly integrated into the system. Driver set-up, device updates, configuration, testing, etc. are all performed from within ANY-maze. The following AMi-2 devices are available for use with ANY-maze:
The AMi-2 photo-beams detect when an animal breaks an infrared beam and can be used in a wide variety of situations, including when an animal passes through a door, detecting nose-pokes, distance traveled and more!
The AMi-2 photobeam array provides a 'curtain' of photobeams and is often used to detect when an animal rears. It can also be as a movement detector, which can generate reliable movement 'counts' in circumstances in which video tracking can't be used.