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General instructions:

For the hands-on sessions, you shall use your own computer. If you have the choice, prefer bringing a Windows machine since one hands-on session requires this specific platform. In order to have a similar environment, we shall use conda in most hands-on sessions. Please install conda on your machine or ask your IT-support. See https://www.anaconda.com.

Please follow the installation instructions of each hand-on session before the beginning of the workshop. Some require admin rights. Help may be provided on-site or you can ask your questions in the dedicated help-desk Slack channel.


Instructions for each hands-on session:

Monday, August 1st, 2022

Stella Gerdemann: Markerless Tracking of Humans’ Movements and Posture with Kinect (9-12.30)

Please install the free R and R Studio software following the installation steps available here: https://sicss.io/overview/installing-r-and-rstudio?


Mathias Günther & Fumihiro Kano: Marker-based Motion Tracking of Animal Movements and Posture (13.30-17.00)

Instructions will be provided on site

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022

Tobii: Introduction to Eye-Tracking with Tobii (9-10.30)

Instructions will be provided on site


Laura Lewis & Christopher Krupenye: Gaze-Tracking with Non-Human Primates (11.00-15.00)

Instructions will be provided on site


Eliska Prochazkova, Elio Sjak-Shie & Anouschka Dijk: Pupillometry with Human and Non-Human Primates (15.30-17.00)

For this hands-on session we will do a practical exercise, for which you need to download a Physiodata toolbox software.


- Please, note that the toolbox is currently available only for Windows. If you are a Mac or Linux user, please pair up with someone with Windows from the group.
- Please bring a three-button mouse for the workshop!


1. Before the workshop, you need to download the Physiodata toolbox: https://physiodatatoolbox.leidenuniv.nl/docs/installation.html
2. Once you download the toolbox, go through the tutorial: https://physiodatatoolbox.leidenuniv.nl/docs/tutorial/basics.html
3. During the workshop, we will go through these steps: https://physiodatatoolbox.leidenuniv.nl/docs/user-guide/physioanalyzer-modules/pupil-module.html
4. Finally, please download the physiodata files we shall use as examples during the hands-on session: physiodata

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022

Ivo Jacobs & Guillaume Dezecache: Thermal Imaging with Animals in the Lab and in the Wild (9.00-15.00)

For Windows users, you may download the free FLIR Tools software (not mandatory for this session): https://support.flir.com/SwDownload/app/RssSWDownload.aspx?ID=1247 

Thursday, August 4th, 2022

Pierre-Etienne Martin: Identification of Individuals with Machine Learning (15.30-17.00)

Please follow the steps from here: https://github.com/ccp-eva/tuto_classification

Friday, August 5th, 2022

Petr Kellnhofer: Video-based Gaze-Tracking (9.00-12.30)

Please follow the steps from here: https://github.com/erkil1452/gaze_workshop_public


Tristan Walter: Trajectory Tracking and Visual Field Estimation (Trex) (13.30-15.30)

Instructions will be provided on site

Saturday, August 6th, 2022

Irene Lacal & Zurna Ahmed: Introduction to DeepLabCut (10-14.30)

Please install Deep Lab Cut following the installation steps available here: http://www.mackenziemathislab.org/deeplabcut


Timo Hüser: Introduction to JARVIS (15.00-17.00)

Please install the Annotation Tool (no need to install the Acquisition Tool) from https://jarvis-mocap.github.io/jarvis-docs//2021-10-29-downloads.html. Please also download example data to work with from here: https://owncloud.gwdg.de/index.php/s/ovGYXzmEHAOD81j




Hanna Schleihauf German Primate Center Göttingen Contact

Laura Lewis Harvard University, Cambridge, USA Contact

Pierre-Etienne Martin Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology Leipzig Contact

We thank the Joachim Herz Foundation for supporting this workshop

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