Larva Tracker Research Instrument

About This Project

The nation’s largest philanthropic organization for medical research studies the fly brain as an analog for human brain activity. Researchers required a platform to enable behavioral studies in fly larvae. The system accurately tracks the motion and head posture of stimulated fly larvae situated on an agar coated open arena. Key Tech quickly designed, built and tested the system in house, collaborated with the research institution to install and test the platform, and supported replication of the platform at other research labs. Read more about how the device is utilized by researchers at Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) in the article “Dynamical feature extraction at the sensory periphery guide chemotaxis“.

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