Are you tired of counting flies as they climb test tubes? We thought so. Are you looking for a more efficient drosophila climbing assay, but you need to keep costs down-to-earth? You know it. We are here to make your life easier and your data more accurate. The Auto-DRO is the testing apparatus that keeps your flies in sight while you keep your mind on more meaningful activities. ReadySense is the PC software that takes care of the timing and the counting for you in full automation.
The Auto-DRO is here to provide the lighting, tapping, and test tube for you. Powered by a fast camera, a multi-coloured LED light, and infrared backlighting, the Auto-DRO is ready to ease your lab tasks all the while providing a more consistent, repeatable experiment environment for your drosophila melanogaster (fruit flies). Equipped with a high-bandwidth, low-latency data link via USB 3.0, the Auto-DRO is ready to interface with your modern PC computer for a real-time user experience. Works with both desktops and laptops.
Using custom-designed computer vision algorithms, ReadySense takes on the task of counting the flies in real-time as they climb the tube. Timing is also automated with an accuracy of <= 10 milliseconds. An additional feature, the count dropper, counts and classifies numerous imaged objects based on hue, such as in the drosophila food preference assay. Both static and moving objects can be counted using ReadySense, so you can have maximum accuracy with minimum fatigue.