Mangold International Reference Projects 

Some interesting projects using Mangold International Products

For more than 30 years, Mangold International is an important part of the Scientific Community, offering professional software tools and entire lab solutions for research projects.

Our satisfied users come from all over the world and from various research areas: psychology, neuroscience, ethology, market researchers and many more.

Learning in different areas and development across the lifespan - Helmut-Schmidt-Universität Hamburg

Learning in different areas and development across the lifespan

Professor Dr. Monika Daseking
Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg
Hamburg, Deutschland

The Professor of Developmental Psychology and Educational Psychology specialises in learning in various areas of development across the lifespan.

Research focuses on the development of educational-psychological tests, intelligence tests and intelligence diagnostics, learning disorders, executive functions and ADHD, moral development in adolescence and educational biographies of young refugees.

The equipment includes a stationary laboratory, a MangoldVision eye tracking system, VideoSyncPro Studio and several INTERACT licences.

Analyses of patient care in the context of non-technical skills at Hannover Medical School (MHH)

Analysen zur Patient:innenversorgung

Priv.-Doz. Dr. med. Hendrik Eismann MME
Hannover Medical School
Clinic for Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine
Hannover, Germany

The Teaching and Learning Research Group of the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine at the MHH is concerned with the development of training concepts for interdisciplinary and interprofessional treatment teams in the medical emergency context.

INTERACT is used to analyze care situations:

  • Analysis of frequencies and qualities in the application of non-technical skills (teamwork, decision-making behavior, situational awareness, task management)
  • Evaluation of the quality of care based on measures carried out and speed of implementation

The influence of group concepts on the behavior and well-being of young children in daycare centers - Alice Salomon Hochschule Berlin

 influence of group concepts on the behavior and well-being of young children

Professor Dr. Rahel Dreyer
Alice Salomon Hochschule Berlin
Berlin, Deutschland

The observation laboratory at the Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin is researching the influence of group concepts on the behavior and well-being of young children. A Mangold observation laboratory including VideoSyncPro Studio and several INTERACT licenses are used for this purpose. The laboratory offers numerous possibilities for use both for research purposes and for teaching in the ASH Berlin degree programs (e.g. EBK, ET/PT, social work):


  • observation and documentation exercises in early childhood education as well as developmental diagnostics in developmental psychology
  • analysis of children's attachment and play behavior as well as the quality of interaction between children, students, mothers/fathers and educational professionals
  • stranger situation test, development and implementation of video-based counseling services for parents in the social environment
  • general exercises on counseling contexts with the help of videography

Behavioral Studies at the Developmental Neuroanalytics Lab at the University of Virginia

Baby developmental neuroanalytics lab

Ph.D. Meghan H. Puglia
University of Virginia
Department of Neurology
Charlottesville, VA, USA

„We are very pleased with our Mangold system and the INTERACT software. The customer service and support is exceptional and the capabilities of our system allow us to capture high-quality behavioral recordings."

Social relationships are critical for human health and happiness. These relationships are so important that we enter the world seemingly primed to take in social information; within the first few hours of life, newborns already show a perceptual bias to social stimuli like faces and voices. 

These early perceptual biases are thought to set the stage for subsequent social-cognitive abilities – such as the ability to understand the thoughts and emotions of others – that ultimately facilitate the formation of critical social relationships. 

However, the degree to which different individuals show these perceptual biases and are ultimately successful at advanced social-cognitive processes varies, and some cases may be indicative of disorders like autism.

The research aims to identify and characterize the neurobiological and neurodevelopmental factors that contribute to individual differences in social abilities. 

Taking an environment-gene-brain-behavior, lifespan development, individual differences approach, we employ techniques including genetic, epigenetic and hormonal assays; EEG, fMRI, and fNIRS; eye-tracking, self-report questionnaires, videotaped real-world social interactions, and performance on social-cognitive tasks; and computational modeling to understand, predict, and improve social outcomes for all individuals.

The lab is equipped with a Mangold audio-/video-setup including cameras, microphones, the VideoSyncPro Studio software for synchronized recording, and several INTERACT licenses for coding and analyzing.

Observational traffic safety research at the Institute of Transport Economics (TØI, Oslo, Norway)

traffic safety


Dr. Petr Pokorny
Norwegian Centre for Transport Research
Institute of Transport Economics
Department of Security, Safety and Behaviour
Oslo, Norway

The Institute of Transport Economics in Oslo is using INTERACT when analyzing long-term video recordings of interactions and behaviour in road traffic.  

INTERACT is applied to extract the video clips of identified events/situations from video recordings (for example interactions between cyclists and automated shuttles on a signalized intersection). 

Those clips are then watched in INTERACT in order to categorize the interactions by using several variables, such as “type of road user” (cyclist, pedestrian, car); “type of maneuver” (yielding, not yielding); “safety” (safe, less risky, very risky); “type of evasive maneuver” (braking, swerving, stopping); etc.. 

In the next step, INTERACT is used to provide statistical analyses of these variables.  


Two examples of projects where the research have used INTERACT are 


  • ReCyCLIST, where they observe behaviour of cyclists on locations identified as risky, before and after a safety measure has been implemented there; and
  • Groruddalen ENOVA, where they observe interactions between automated taxis and other road users on various intersections and other challenging locations in Oslo.

Video analyses at the Clinic for Neonatology at the University of Zurich and the University Hospital Zurich

parent-child interaction

Professor Dr. Giancarlo Natalucci
Dr. Tilman Reinelt
University Hospital Zurich
Clinic for Neonatology
Zurich, Switzerland

INTERACT is being used for three projects at the Department of Neonatology at the University of Zurich and the University Hospital Zurich:


  • Coding and analyzing videos of infants from a clinic setting to study spontaneous movements.
  • Coding and analyzing videos of parent-child interactions recorded by parents at home on their smartphones.
  • Encode and analyze videos of neuroscientific examinations with parallel recording of brain activity (via fNIRS) and physiological parameters (heart rate).

University of Zurich - Ape Behaviour & Ecology Group - Comparative Human and Ape Technology (CHAT) Project

APE University of Zurich

Professor Dr. Kathelijne Koops 
University of Zürich
Department of Anthropology
APE Behaviour & Ecology Group
Zurich, Switzerland



The University of Zurich is using severalINTERACTlicenses for video coding as part of the Comparative Human and Ape Technology (CHAT) Project, which investigates tool use development across chimpanzees, gorillas, bonobos and humans.


Analyzing Parent-Child Interactions at the University of Haifa


Professor Dr. Yair Ziv
Dr. Amanda Czik
University of Haifa
Faculty of Education
Haifa, Israel


The Faculty of Education at the University of Haifa is using INTERACTfor observations of parent-child interactions during free play. They are interested in analyzing the emotional quality of these relationships during daily interactions, e.g. the amount and quality of the mother and child initiations and responsiveness. 

Dr. Amanda Czik: 

"INTERACT has allowed us to capture the nuances of parent-child interactions in ways that were not previously available to us. 

We are constantly learning and reconceptualizing the details of these exchanges thanks to INTERACT." 

Systematic behavioural observation in the TEAMLAB of the Department of Work and Organizational Psychology at the University of Hamburg

TeamLab Hamburg


Professor Dr. Nale Lehmann-Willenbrock
University of Hamburg
Work and Organizational Psychology
Hamburg, Germany

Teamwork is becoming increasingly important for organizations. In teams, resources can be better bundled and combined in order to master complex tasks and react quickly to changing external requirements. 

Teams are the engine for innovation. How well the team members work together is crucial to their success. 

Team interaction behavior forms the basis for decision-making and creativity processes in teams, controls team performance and influences the individual well-being and work attitudes of team members.

In the TeamLab at the University of Hamburg, these team interactions and the resulting dynamics can be made tangible with the help of professional behavioral observation. 

Together with a network of interdisciplinary cooperation partners, various studies are carried out there. Particular attention is paid to the development of automated observation methods in order to reduce the amount of human coding required for evaluation in the long term and to develop real-time feedback on team interactions.


The equipment includes an extensively equippedstationary laboratory, VideoSyncPro Studio Software for synchronous recording and a large number of Mangold INTERACT software licences for encoding and analyzing the recorded videos.

Observation Laboratory for Child Development and Education (BKEB) at the South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences

Professor Dr. Michael Glüer
South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences
Department of Education and Social Sciences
Department of Developmental Psychology & Research Methods
Soest, Germany

The Observation Laboratory for Child Development and Education (BKEB) at the South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences serves as a facility for research and teaching aimed at exploring and understanding children's behavior, development and educational practices

It acts as a resource for research activities as well as for the training of students in the field of childhood education and also offers further education and counseling opportunities for parents, educational professionals, students and researchers. 

Within the laboratory, observations and video recordings of children's behavior and the parenting behavior of parents and professionals are carried out, which are then analyzed and interpreted using software.

The focus is on

  • Assessment of attachment quality in children up to the age of 12 (stranger situation test, story completion procedure, Attachment Q-Sort).
  • Determination of attachment-based parenting behavior and the attachment representation of parents and professionals (e.g. Adult Attachment Interview).
  • Parent training in attachment-oriented parenting behavior.
  • Exploration diagnostics and exploration support.
  • Developmental diagnostics and developmental support.

The equipment includes a stationary laboratory including VideoSyncPro Studio software with four different function rooms, a mobile laboratory for use in the field, a MangoldVision eye tracking system and a large number of Mangold INTERACT software licenses.

Usability lab at Merseburg University of Applied Sciences


Professor Dr. Michael Meng
Merseburg University of Applied Sciences
Competence Center Information Sciences
Merseburg, Germany


A Mangold usability laboratory is used at Merseburg University of Applied Sciences for a wide variety of applications. In addition to audio/video technology, VideoSyncPro Studio,INTERACTand LogSquare are used there.

Specifically, the observation lab is used for studies and exercises in the field of usability in research and teaching. Activities focus on quantitative and qualitative studies and investigations in the following areas:

  • Investigating the usability of websites and software user interfaces
  • Investigation of user behavior when operating devices and technical products inside and outside the laboratory
  • Investigation of the use of information products (e.g. printed instructions, online help or training videos) independently of or in connection with the use of the respective software or device.

The Teacher is Disturbing. Studies of Teachers' Supportive Behavior During open Learning

teacher in classroom

Professor Dr. Jens Siemon
Universität Hamburg, Faculty of Education
Department of Professional Education
and Lifelong Learning
Vocational and Business Education
Hamburg, Germany 


Over the past few decades, the role of teachers has gradually evolved from a knowledge mediator to a guide for self-organized, learning students

Various studies show that the share of student-centered learning phases, during which the teacher supports the students in individual or group conversations, is between 40% and 80%, depending on the school type. 

While the teacher-centered phases have been thoroughly researched, the open learning phases have hardly been studied in a real school environment yet.

The main reason for that is that direct observations are affected by the presence of persons and cameras to an extent which makes it impossible to draw meaningful conclusions from them.



Child Temperament and Socio-Cognitive Processes:
A Physiological and Behavioural Study

Social Development Lab Waterloo

Professor Dr. Heather Henderson
University of Waterloo, Department of Psychology, Social Development Lab
Waterloo, ON, Canada



The social development lab's overarching goal is to learn about how children relate to other children and understand their social world.  

They use multiple assessment methods in their studies, including:


  • direct observations of children's interactions with adults and peers
  • parent- and self-report measures
  • physiological recordings

Self- and Co-regulation in caregiver-child dyads 
Video-microanalytical coding scheme SECORE

Logo Universität Heidelberg

Professor Dr. Sabina Pauen
University of Heidelberg, Department of Psychology
Developmental and Biological Psychology
Heidelberg, Germany


The department of psychology at the University of Heidelberg is interested in the development of self-regulation in early childhood

It is well known that parental co-regulation plays a central role in this. 

So far, however, there is a lack of instruments that allow a non-judgmental, neutral description of the self- and co-regulative behavior of children and their parents on the basis of observations in natural interactions.

The video-microanalytical coding scheme SECORE (SElf- and CO-REgulation in caregiver-child dyads) was developed for this purpose. 

This instrument is currently used in different task settings with children of different ages in families of different European, American and Asian cultures.


Mangold Software for Educational Institutions in Slovakia

Teacher child in classroom

Research Institute for Child Psychology and Pathopsychology 
83105 Bratislava, Slovakia


Slovakia starts a leading project to increase development opportunities for children with special educational needs

Under the responsibility of VUDPAP Research Institute for Child Psychology and Pathopsychology in Bratislava, 82 project centers in the entire country needed to be equipped with software for behavior analysis. 

The softwareINTERACT from Mangold International was chosen because of its ease of use and the wide range of analysis options.


Mangold Usability & Behavior Research Lab in Malaysia

Mangold Usability & Behavior Research Lab
University Teknologi Mara

Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Faculty of Computer and Mathematical Sciences User and Science Engineering Lab (USE Lab) Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia


From the tender: „Faculty of Information Technology and Quantitative Sciences, FTMSK is building an Human Computer Interaction Lab at the new faculty building in Shah Alam, Selangor. 

The Lab will be used for teaching and research of behavioral studies by undergraduate and graduate students and teaching staff of the faculty. 

This lab will also be used to provide services to industry players and seeks to be a National Center for Behavioral studies in the country

The HCI Lab will be a complete and fully functional facility comprising of hardware, software and interconnecting interfaces that is integrated into a system capable of supporting the functions of teaching, learning and research. “


Durham University uses Mangold Lab Technology

Mangold Eyetracking lab
Durham University

Durham University, Business School
Durham, United Kingdom


Even the prestigious Business School at Durham University in the UK now has a fully equipped Mangold laboratory consisting of three differently configured lab rooms with 13 Eye Tracking cubicles, several workstations, a conference room and a small group room.

The Institute does practical research in the fields of leadership, career, group dynamics, gender and other areas of organizational and social psychology as part of the interdisciplinary scientific education. 


The UZ WEEKLY: Psychology Department acquires new video equipment

boys Zimbabwe lab
University of Zimbabwe emblem

University of Zimbabwe
Department of Psychology Mount Pleasant, 
Harare, Zimbabwe



The Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) has acquired a state-of-the-art portable video lab from a leading German supplier, Mangold International.

The video lab, the first of its kind in Zimbabwe, will be used for video-based behavioral research.

The new equipment includes a laptop and two video cameras as well as the INTERACT software, which enables qualitative and quantitative data analysis in the context of observational studies.


VOGUE uses Mangold Eye Tracking Technology for developing their new website



Taipeh: Pitotech Co. Ltd. - The Advanced Knowledge Provider, is a Mangold International Gold Partner and exclusive reseller of Mangold Products in Taiwan. 
Pitotech supported VOGUE, the world’s leading fashion magazine, during the creation of VOGUEs new website. 

Pitotech provided Mangold Eye Tracking technologies for studying various design and usability aspects of the new VOGUE internet presence.

After successful re-launch, the website was presented a selected audience during the VOGUE Digital Day in Taipeh, the beautiful Taiwan capital.  

Daniel Chien, founding member and CEO of Pitotech Co. Ltd. was honored to give a presentation of the Mangold Eye Tracking technology and its use during the project.

“The Hanging Garden Project” – an inspiring eye tracking study

We thought this study from Canterbury Christ Church University, done by Dr. Kate Gee & Dr. Vanessa Hawes, is so inspiring that we wanted to share it with you:

“What Do We See When We Hear?”

… the answer came in form of eye tracking. We used the MangoldVision Eye Tracking System to track and record students eye movements with and without accompanying recordings…”
Vanessa Hawes, Canterbury Christ Church University

Learn more in this amazing video presentation!

The Study was done with the MangoldVision Eye Tracking System, the out-of-the box solution for professional eye tracking studies. It offers Test Design, Gaze Data Recording and Data Analysis in one single tool.