VasoTracker Pressure Myography Software

VasoTracker diameter tracking software
VasoTracker pressure myography (diameter tracking) software

Diameter tracking pressure myography software

The VasoTracker data acquisition software was written to allow us to measure the diameter of blood vessels mounted in our pressure myographs. It is a standalone, open source software package. You can use it with any hardware you like!

Installation Prerequisites

Before installing VasoTracker, camera drivers, Arduino IDE, and µManager must be installed.

Make sure any required camera drivers are installed (you should check your camera works in µManager. For the Thorlabs DCC1545M:

Latest Pressure Myography Software

VasoTracker is compatible with most cameras supported by µManager. 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 VasoTracker folder.
      • run VasoTracker and select “uManagerCam” as the source.
      • colour model cameras may or may not work.

If your camera is not listed as compatible, get in touch and we will try add it to the software. 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). If you have a Living Systems Pressure servo, you can now control that using a National Instruments DAQ board (e.g. USB-6001).

VasoTracker 1.3.1 (28/09/2020)
Requires Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit & 8GB of RAM.  μManager and camera drivers may have other requirements.
YOU MUST INSTALL THE PREREQUISITES (SEE ABOVE). IF YOU DO NOT INSTALL THE PREREQUISITES, VASOTRACKER WILL NOT RUN
Calum fixed a bug or two…

Important note

To keep things simple, we made a single file installer.  However, this installer may not work on some computing systems. If you have trouble getting VasoTracker to run,  you may need to install the source code (see the alternative installation methods in the user guide).

VasoTracker Acquisition Software Manual (v1.2.0)

Want to edit the VasoTracker Pressure Myography Software?

Get the sourcecode from our GitHub repository

GitHub

Previous versions

These can be found on our GitHub page, or can be downloaded below.

VasoTracker 1.3.0 (17/08/2020)

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:

    • Most cameras supported by µManager.

Updates

Since 1.3.0 (17/08/2020)
      • Control Living Systems Ps-200 Pressure Servo system using NI DAQ board (e.g. USB-6001)
Since 1.2.0 (28/05/2020)
      • Manual line caliper
      • Improved algorithm (does not require vessel to be centered)
VasoTracker 1.2.0 (28/05/2020)

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:

    • Most cameras supported by µManager.

Updates:

      • Manual line caliper
      • Improved algorithm (does not require vessel to be centered)
VasoTracker 1.1.0

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:

      • Most cameras supported by µManager.

Updates:

      • Space Invaders
      • Fixed a memory issue that caused intermittent crashing.
      • Customize diameter algorithm
      • Camera set by µManager .cfg file
      • Improved acquisition speeds
      • Many other minor tweaks
VasoTracker 1.0.3 (26/04/2019)

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.

Updates:

      • Ability to alter inner diameter detection mode
      • Alter smoothing
      • Camera set by µManager .cfg file
      • Fixed some issues installing on certain 64-bit systems.

 

VasoTracker 1.0.2 (03/01/2019)

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

Compatible cameras:

Thorlabs

Updates:

Matplotlib blit enabled (faster graphing)

Size: 601 MB
Published: January 5, 2019

VasoTracker 1.0.1 (21/12/2018)

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

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