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Mangold Observation Lab

Award-Winning competence, reliability and our high-end customer service make us the first choice for planning, installation and long term support of your individual observational research laboratory.

What a Mangold Observational Research Lab Offers

Video / Audio / Data Acquisition

Mangold VideoSyncPro Studio

The Mangold VideoSyncPro Software is made for recording video and audio streams in sync.

Sounds easy - but is a real challenge if you want to have lip-sync audio and synchronized video over a long time.

In addition, VideoSyncPro can send all kinds of sync markers, allowing to synchronize 3rd party devices, such as physiology recorders or EEG systems, etc.

Audio / Video Hardware

Mangold Audio Rack

We offer a broad range of audio and video equipment. The video device range goes from fixed HD video cameras with variofocal zoom lenses to fully remote controlled pan/tilt/zoom cameras.

Audio can come from almost anything, from stationary boundary microphones to high end wireless tie clip microphones.

Video Rating Software

Mangold INTERACT Software screenshots

The Mangold INTERACT Software is the ultimate solution for qualitative and quantiative video content analysis.

Use INTERACT to analyze your videos footage in scientific research, if you want to gain deep insight into the recorded test sessions.

What you can do with a Mangold Lab

Video recording devices

Capture the Reality

Mangold offers various camera systems and all sorts of audio equipment for capturing the observed scenarios in detail with the Mangold VideoSyncPro Multimedia Workstation.

The resulting multimedia files (audio and video footage) can be used for all kinds of post analysis and for creating teaching, training and feedback material.

software tools for research purposes

Collect Data

Mangold offers software tools and methods for the structured collecton of qualitative and quantitative data.

Depending on your needs and your observational workflow, Mangold software like INTERACT, LogSquare or VideoSyncPro Studio can be used for data collection in your study.

Observe and Rate

Mangold software tools allow for collecting rating data through live observation or post video analysis.

Again, depending on your workflow and needs, different Mangold software solutions can be used for live observation and post video rating.


Mangold offers various options for synchronizing other devices and data sources in your lab so that they can be analyzed in sync to your video and audio footage.

Create Teaching Videos

Mangold software allows the creation of teaching, training and feedback videos easily, even based on complex video ratings. This way, the real highlights of the observed scenarios can be extracted and merged into new valuable videos.

Debriefing for improvement and mutual understanding


Sharing knowledge is the key to improvement and mutual understanding. Our tools support you in gaining and teaching the knowledge your team needs to improve performance and quality of outcomes.

In-depth Analysis

The qualitative and quantitative content analysis of the recorded video footage is easily and fully available with the Mangold INTERACT software.

It allows an in-depth analysis to understand behavior which cannot be discovered using simple observation techniques.

Statistical Results

Mangold software tools offer various statistical analysis based on your rating data.

Duration and frequency of behaviors, latencies, contingencies, percentages and averages are only a few of the many possible outcomes.


Use the many visualization possibilities in Mangold Software tools to create amazing reports and be able to hold easily understandable and valuable presentations for your audience.

Getting a Mangold Observational Research Lab

How much does it cost and how can I get a Mangold Lab?

No matter if it is for Parent-Infant research, Research on adolescence, Team research, Design thinking, Problem solving, Strategic thinking, Feedback and Training, Usability Research or ... you name it ... we certainly can design a professional observation lab solution meeting your individual needs.

Just describe your project and we propose the ideal package for you.

Discuss your project needs with us
Professional work environment for research

Your One-Stop-Shop

Mangold is your one-stop-shop for:

  • Audio / Video
  • Software
  • Computer Technology
  • Data Acquisition Systems

Growing with your Needs

Your research project is evolving - Your Mangold lab grows. The modular design of each lab allows an adaptation to your research subject, even in years.

On-Site Installation and Training

It is our daily business traveling around the world, setting up observation labs and training users on-site.

Long-Term Service & Support

Whether you have technical questions or need assistance with your research, Mangold International offers continuous professional support, based on 25+ years of experience.

Example Research Labs

University of Zimbabwe Research Lab

Portable Child Behavior Research Lab

The Department of Psychology, in the Faculty of Social Studies at the University of Zimbabwe is using a state-of-the-art video laboratory from Mangold International.

The lab is the first of its kind in Zimbabwe and is used for video based behavioral research on children. Studying child development from birth up to eight years of age provides knowledge about parenting, teaching and learning techniques, and also about health and nutrition issues.

This Mangold observational research lab is portable, meaning the audio and video equipment and the analysis computer workstation can be setup in any location.

Mangold Research Lab in Harare

Stationary Child Behavior Research Lab

Even if scientific resources are limited, budgets are low, or infrastructure is difficult, wellbeing of children and their education must be in the focus of everyone.

The University of Zimbabwe has a strong research focus on child development and education. That’s why they acquired a Mangold Behavior Research Lab with remote controlled cameras, including audio equipment, for a variety of studies with toddlers to adolescent children, using Mangold INTERACT.

The picture shows a part of the Mangold Child Behavior Research Lab.

University of Zimbabwe
Department of Educational Foundations,
Mount Pleasant, Harare, Zimbabwe

Mangold Eye Tracking Lab

Mangold Eye Tracking Research Lab

The prestigious Business School at Durham University in the UK has a full equipped Mangold laboratory consisting of various differently configured lab rooms with many Mangold Vision 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.

Durham University, Business School
Durham, United Kingdom

Mangold User Experience Research Lab

Mangold Usability Research Lab

The picture shows a lab for usability and user experience studies in an University environment.

The individual test cabins are shielded from each other. This allows multiple students to run tests at the same time without affecting each other.

On the PCs runs the software Mangold LogSquare, for recording and evaluating the user experience.

Mangold usability lab in a truck

Research Lab in a Truck

This lab is very special because it is installed in a truck. It is thus a mobile observation lab for usability and user experience studies and psychological tests, rolling through an entire country.

It is equipped with several video cameras and microphones and running Mangold INTERACT and LogSquare software.

Mangold observation lab control room

Multi-Purpose Human Computer Interaction Lab

The Faculty of Information Technology and Quantitative Sciences, FTMSK is running a Mangold Human Computer Interaction Lab at the new faculty building in Shah Alam, Selangor.

The Lab is 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 is 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.

Mangold Usability and User Experience Research Lab

A Mangold behavior research laboratory can be as complex as you like - as long as you have the staff to operate everything.

An outstanding advantage of a Mangold solution is the fact, that we can integrate almost any other physical deivce, if it can be remotely controlled or if its resulting data can be understood easily.

Mangold VideoSyncPro, the Mangold Vision Eye Tracking suite, as well as the LogSquare usability software can handle trigger signals, allowing to integrate behavioral data recording with EEG or physiology recording.

Mangold observation lab look through
Mangold gaming research lab

Mangold Gaming Research Lab

A gaming research lab from Mangold allows data acquisition and analysis, also in technically complex environments.

It is wise to precisely define the lab's purpose and the to be recorded data streams prior to purchasing any equipment. Otherwise such a lab can quickly be overly complex. Let Mangold advice you in setting up such a lab.

We can provide video recording solutions for computer screens and software for analyzing the participant's behavior, such as the Mangold Vision Eye Tracking suite or the LogSquare usability software.

Team Research, Briefing and Debriefing Lab

Mangold participant observation room

Mangold's behavior research labs are used in a variety of team research applications, ranging from med-team performance analysis to management training and problem solving strategy research.

The lab can be created to be used for briefing and debriefing sessions.

Mangold participant observation room

Central Control Room for Multiple Labs

Mangold's video and audio recording technology makes it possible to separate the participant's test-room from the observation and control room.

This is great, because possible lab rooms are available in most facilities, but it is unlikely that they are adjacent.

With Mangold technology, also one single observation and control room is sufficient to operate an almost unlimited amount of participant's test-rooms.

This saves a lot of money and makes maintenance and operation easy.

Mangold observation lab control room