This project was developed by the Neuro Computing Lab(NCL) of the Neuroscience Department, Erasmus MC Rotterdam

It embodies an accelerated-C++ version of WhiskEras 2.0, an improved version of the original WhiskEras.

Built With


Parallel computing platform and application programming interface that allows software to use NVIDIA-GPU-capabilities.


Open Source Computer Vision Library.

OpenCV extra modules (CUDA)

OpenCV extra modules, including CUDA support.


Eigen is a C++ template library for linear algebra: matrices, vectors, numerical solvers, and related algorithms.


An open source library for large-scale linear classification.


Widget toolkit for creating graphical user interfaces as well as cross-platform applications that run on various software and hardware platforms.

Towards Automated and Fast Whisker Tracking in Rodents

"Neuroscience is the scientific field studying how the nervous system works. This involves understanding the complex properties of neurons, as entities, and neural networks. The ultimate challenge, as described by Eric Kandel, is to comprehend the biological grounds behind learning, memory, behaviour, perception and consciousness. Studying this field has expanded from molecular and cellular examination of neurons to imaging various sensory, motor and cognitive tasks in the brain. An interesting ongoing research in the field of neuroscience is observing whisker movements of rodents. Mice, like other mammals, use their whiskers to obtain tactile information regarding their environment, as well as performing other functionalities. This research can potentially lead to useful information concerning neuronal function in sensorimotor activities, in mammals."


Petros ArvanitisPhD