Written on Monday January 07, 2019
2018 was a great year for loopbio! We continued to improve our products, particularly Loopy image processing and tracking software, and Motif video recording software, and our Virtual Reality systems, to meet the needs of quantitative biologists around the world.
We are especially happy with the improvements and success of Loopy, which left beta testing in January 2018 and grew in popularity rapidly - over the course of 2018 Loopy was used:
Let's review the year in order and highlight some of the moments we are most proud of, including:
Loopy Is Born
At the turn of the year we launched Loopy to the general public, making deep learning and 3D tracking available to all scientists immediately, without having to write or maintain their own software. Loopy can be used immediately by signing up at https://app.loopb.io.
Loopy Grows Up
ANNOUNCE: Loopy behavioural coding software is released! Loopy https://t.co/LQC3aZagBn is web-based video analysis software. This video shows the powerful features of the behavioural coding module. Sign up and try for free immediately at https://t.co/LQC3aZagBn pic.twitter.com/byYPH2fFCZ— loopbio quantitative biology (@loopbiogmbh) May 9, 2018
We taught all our products - Loopy, Motif, and realtime 3D tracking to get along with one another, demonstrating a world first at FENS conference: realtime marker free pose tracking of mice (and other animals).
Look at that completely realistic mouse! Markerless real-time 3D tracking of multiple body parts at #FENS2018 booth 115. Loopbio makes video recording, processing and tracking solutions pic.twitter.com/7xhpXNPJ3j— loopbio quantitative biology (@loopbiogmbh) July 10, 2018
We added even more plotting and data analysis capabilities to Loopy - making it a complete and integrated tool for analysis. Now you can create your own tracking solution, including training your own deep learning based detector animal tracker, upload and process videos, and plot and analyze data, without leaving your web browser.
Creating your own #DeepLearning multi-point / body-part tracking solution in #Loopy is easy. Here is a complete walk-through of the process. Try now at https://t.co/LQC3aZagBn (Tunicata video credit https://t.co/Wft6VyI4FA) pic.twitter.com/39t1i7Yo70— loopbio quantitative biology (@loopbiogmbh) September 24, 2018
We polished our complete suite of tools for 3D tracking, calibration and analysis. Use your deep learning animal or pose detector for 3D reconstruction with ease!
Office mate Pauli demonstrates the newest features in Loopy https://t.co/c2rYR068hM. Video to 3D tracking in 90 mins! Upload -> Annotate -> #DeepLearning -> 3D Calibration -> 3D Tracking. Loopy is a complete video analysis software. Free trial now at https://t.co/c2rYR068hM pic.twitter.com/UUg20ArYo0— loopbio quantitative biology (@loopbiogmbh) November 26, 2018
Motif - the Versatile Video Recording Platform
2018 featured a number of cool uses and examples of Motif - our recording software which can be used standalone, or combined across multiple computers to build complex and automated experimental assays.
Here's Motif for longterm activity recording.
Motif for microscope-like resolution and high framerate recording from multi-well plates.
Have you ever seen a 72 Megapixel camera array? Real-time compression and continuous recording of 2.2 GB/s of video - only possible with Motif https://t.co/p0l1eslBJ6 Sometimes you just need the resolution #4Kisdead #12kisthefuture pic.twitter.com/iul5xOi2L2— loopbio quantitative biology (@loopbiogmbh) May 18, 2018
Motif for wide-area high framerate recording with realtime compression.
Looking forward to equipping this with a 9-camera Motif system (at an insane 108 Megapixels) in the coming weeks. If you need laboratory solutions for video recording or management (at this scale or less) check out https://t.co/p0l1es40Ry https://t.co/sFcFSGZ8Cu— loopbio quantitative biology (@loopbiogmbh) June 25, 2018
Thanks! It's a nice rig indeed. Synchronized HD recording at 100fps using motif https://t.co/p0l1es40Ry and #AI + 3D tracking using loopy https://t.co/WtkfUAyZwu. Looking forward to the great 🦗 science you can do with this! https://t.co/tgRMZnMKo2— loopbio quantitative biology (@loopbiogmbh) July 17, 2018
We developed and delivered an innovative virtual reality system for flies.
A custom FlyVR system for @CollectiveBehav with a unique seamless panoramic projection design - no visual asymmetry! (photos: @vivekhsridhar). For custom engineering and #VirtualReality solutions see https://t.co/pT3UBTszb9 pic.twitter.com/XEtyLRCcHK— loopbio quantitative biology (@loopbiogmbh) December 18, 2018
We also delivered two FishVR systems to customers.
2018 was a great year for loopbio!
We wish everyone a happy new year and look forward to 2019!