CellTrak provides rapid and quantitative tracking of the motion of single cells captured using standard microscopy imaging modes.
CellTrak processes movie files of single to hundreds of moving cells and extracts measurements of their movements:
Cells are typically recorded from a video adaptor on a microscope. Tools are provided for using different greyscale processing and edge detection methods as well as tools for editing the processed edge, centroid and path data.
CellTrak reads the AVI file and does the tracking, editing of the paths with a math back-end. You can export the resulting ASCII files into Excel or other software.
Time series calculations can be performed on the path data. There are mathematical functions and a scripting capability which can be used to manipulate the time series data.
Basic and Trigonometric Math Functions: The ability to mathematically manipulate time series data and store this data to a math time series file (.mts).
Scripting Capabilities (User Programs): As the user uses the math functions to manipulate the time series data, each step is recorded in a scripting language and stored in a script window. These scripts can be saved to a file and reloaded.
Orientation Calculations: The orientations are calculated using Principle Component Analysis, more specifically, the Direction of Least Variance.
Load and Merge Path Files: Up to ten files to be loaded at once. Different camera resolutions can be merged.
Methods of Edge Detection:
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