BladderTracker

Bladder Tracking Software
Bladder Imaging Software

Software for acquiring images and pressure data

BladderTracker was/is being written for Nathan Tykocki, who studies urinary bladder physiology. The software can be used to acquire images from a number of cameras at speeds fast enough to capture all of the interesting stuff,  whilst simultaneously acquiring data from one of our pressure monitors.

Like all of our software, BladderTracker is open source and completely free to download and use. That being said, the software is experimental, and it comes with no guarantee of working and a disclaimer that it may cause intense rage.

 

Install Prerequisites

Before installing BladderTracker, you will need to install any camera drivers, Arduino IDE, and µManager. For aThorlabs DCC1545M camera:

Latest Acquisition Software Release

BladderTracker has built in support for Thorlabs, OpenCV, and The Imaging Source cameras. However, BladderTracker should be compatible with most of the cameras that are supported by µManager software.  If you would like to take advantage of this functionality:

      • use µManager to create a configuration file for your camera.
      • save the configuration file as “MMConfig.cfg”
      • place the .cfg file in the main BladderTracker folder.
      • run VasoTracker and select “uManagerCam” as the source.

If your camera is compatible with µManager, but it is not recognised by BladderTracker,  get in touch with us and we will update the software to allow you to use your camera. If you have a Danish Myo Tech pressure myograph system, you should be able to connect to the camera in uManager using The Imaging Source drivers (see here) or OpenCV drivers (see here).

BladderTracker Acquisition Software 1.1.2 (10/11/2019)

Image and data acquisition software.

This software is still experimental and comes with a complete lack of guarantee. Support for strangers will be considered in return for gentle praise.

00’s nostalgia included.

Requires Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit & 8GB of RAM.  μManager and camera drivers may have other requirements.

MAKE SURE YOU INSTALL THE PREREQUISITES (SEE HERE)

Compatible cameras:

  • Hopefully any camera supported by µManager.

Updates in this version:

  • Plot and save pressure/diameter from Arduino.
BladderTracker Acquisition Software 1.0.2 (10/09/2019)

Image and data acquisition software.

This software is still experimental and comes with a complete lack of guarantee. Support for strangers will be considered in return for gentle praise.

00’s nostalgia included.

Requires Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit & 8GB of RAM.  μManager and camera drivers may have other requirements.

MAKE SURE YOU INSTALL THE PREREQUISITES (SEE HERE)

Compatible cameras:

  • Hopefully any camera supported by µManager.
BladderTracker 1.0.1 (28/05/2019)

THIS IS EXPERIMENTAL. SOME WOULD CALL IT A BETA VERSION.

Requires Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit & 8GB of RAM.  μManager and camera drivers may have other requirements.

MAKE SURE YOU INSTALL THE PREREQUISITES (SEE HERE)

Compatible cameras:

  • Hopefully any camera supported by µManager.

 

BladderTracker 1.0.0 (19/05/2019)

Requires Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit & 8GB of RAM.  μManager and camera drivers may have other requirements.

MAKE SURE YOU INSTALL THE PREREQUISITES (SEE HERE)

Compatible cameras:

      • Any camera supported by µManager.

Important note

To make things simple, we have compiled each BladderTracker version into a single file installer. Some computing systems may not be compatible with these installer files. If you have trouble getting BladderTracker to run,  you may need to install the source code (see the alternative installation methods in the VasoTracker user guide).

VasoTracker Acquisition Software Manual

Want to edit the BladderTracker Software?

Get the sourcecode from our GitHub repository

GitHub  (this is a link the VasoTracker repository, because we haven’t uploaded BladderTracker yet).

Previous versions

If/when we update BladderTracker, older versions of the software will be found on our GitHub page, and we might place the links below as well