This is a system developed by NorPix® for Prof. David Towers from Warwick University, formerly from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. The multi camera capture system is being used in the field in Tanzania where Prof. Towers is investigating optical techniques and quantitative data analysis to understand mosquito behavior in sub-Saharan dwellings in order to design more effective controls of malaria transmission. The system is powered off of a Honda generator on the edge of a swamp (mosquito breeding area).
The system used in this research has 2 Baumer cameras at a resolution of 4MP each. The researchers are looking at adding 2 more cameras. This would allow the research to expand to other parts of Africa where there are insecticide resistant mosquito populations. A third project would require the use of 8 Baumer 4MP cameras, all capturing moving mosquitos in sync.
StreamPix 6 multiple camera is used to capture images from two cameras at 4MP each. The StreamPix motion detection module is used to monitor fly activity. The module monitors activity at 10 images per second and triggers a capture at 100 fps from each camera once motion is detected for a specific length of time. The length of sequence capture is adjustable by the user