Devices & Methods

USVCAM: acoustic camera system for ultrasonic vocalizations

USVCAM is an acoustic camera system for localization and assignment of ultrasonic vocalizations (USVs) for interacting laboratory rodents. Thanks to its design utilizing a small phased microphone array combined with a camera, USVCAM has many advantages over the previous systems using a distributed microphone array.


Matsumoto, J., Kanno, K., Kato, M., Nishimaru, H., Setogawa, T., Chinzorig, C., Shibata, T., & Nishijo, H. (2022). Acoustic camera system for measuring ultrasound communication in mice.
iScience, 25(8), 104812.

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