JAX Animal Behavior System (JABS)

Jun 27, 2023

Glen Beane and colleagues from the Kumar Lab at the Jackson Laboratory have developed JABS (JAX Animal Behavior System), an integrated hardware and software system with the purpose of building shared resources for mouse behavior analysis. The Python-based platform includes a Data Acquisition module (which works in combination with hardware designs for real-time monitoring of video data collection), an Active Learning Module for behavior annotation, a Database Module for users to share behavior classifiers, and an Analysis Module that returns classifier statistics. The system also includes a novel development called ethograph which constructs graph-based representations of bouts of behaviors to compare classifiers between different annotators. JABS provides a platform for different users to contribute to models for rodent behavior classification, making it useful for labs with any level of computational background.

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