What is DuoMouse?

Automated analysis software for pair mice social interaction

When you're working for social interaction test using pairs of mice, DuoMouse software helps you to analyze mouse behaviors easily and quickly .

Update log

ver 1.37 [05/03/2014] DuoMouse was updated. A bug for the Mac version was fixed. Now the server is accessible from outside.

ver 1.35 [09/14/2013] DuoMouse was updated.

ver 1.2 [05/14/2013] DuoMouse was updated.

ver 1.0 [04/1/2011] DuoMouse (prototype) was developed.

ver 0.2 [03/16/2011] Analysis and Viewer system was developed.

ver 0.1 [07/-/2009] Tracking system was developed.

How to install DuoMouse

You can install DuoMouse from the following link. This installer is commonly usable in Windows, Mac, and Linux computers.



  Research Organization of Information Systems (ROIS), and its subsidiary, National Institute of Genetics and Interdisciplinary Research Center, hereinafter “LICENSOR” are engaged in developing and distributing of software to research community globally for the development of the academic research in the filed of life sciences. The SOFTWARE is distributed non-exclusively at no fee for non-commercial use under this license agreement, hereinafter “AGREEMENT”
  User by downloading and/or by usage of SOFTWARE, hereinafter “LICENSEE”, agrees to the following terms and condition. If you do not agree with such terms and conditions, do not download the SOFTWARE.



  1. LICENSOR retains ownership of all of Copyright and other legal title of SOFTWARE.
  2. LICENSEE can use this SOFTWARE only for non-commercial use.
  3. LICENSEE agrees to describe the acknowledgment of Akira Tanave and the reference below as the source of SOFTWARE in any publication reporting the use there of;
    Arakawa, T., Takahashi, A., Tanave, A., Kakihara, S., Kimura, S., Sugimoto, H., Shiroishi, T., Tomihara, K., Tsuchiya, T., Koide, T.:
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  6. LICENSOR is not responsible for any damages incurred directly or indirectly caused the LICENSEE using the SOFTWARE and modifying the SOFTWARE.



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If the above installer did not work on your PC, please try installation of DuoMouse as follows.


Installation instructions (WINDOWS, MAC, LINUX)

  1. You will need Adobe AIR 2.5 runtime before installing DuoMouse. You can download Adobe AIR freely at http://get.adobe.com/air/
  2. Click the below link to download DuoMouse installer onto your computer. (Note that the installation of DuoMouse might require administrative access to your PC.)
     Windows Download link (Ver1.37)
     Mac Download link (Ver1.37)
    (When you have already installed previous version in your Mac, you need to do uninstallation of the previous one before installing the new version. The Ver1.35 was not working on Mac.)
     Linux Download link (Ver1.37)
    follow the instructions to save the installer to your desktop.
  3. Execute the DuoMouse installer to install the DuoMouse software.
  4. Depending on your security settings, you might see a Security Warning dialog box (Windows). Click Install.
  5. When the installation is complete, you will see the DuoMouse icon on the desktop.

How to use DuoMouse

You can download Instruction Manual for DuoMouse from this link.
You can download the method for social interaction test from this link.

You can download sample movie files from this link.

You can download the source code from this link.