Founding developers Mostafa Nashaat, Hatem Oraby, and York Winter

Airtrack was developed during Mostafa's doctoral thesis work carried out in the lab of Matthew Larkum and in collaboration with the lab of York Winter, both at Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany. Technical details and continuing developments are documented on the Air-Track homepage at


Nashaat MA, Oraby H, Sachdev RN, Winter Y, Larkum ME (2016). Air-Track: a real-world floating environment for active sensing in head-fixed mice. J Neurophysiol. 116:1542-1553.