Written on Saturday February 01, 2020
2019 was another great year for loopbio. Our two main products, Loopy image processing and tracking software, and Motif video recording software, saw continual improvement throughout the year, and were used by an ever increasing number of Scientists around the world.
Let's review the year in order and highlight some of the moments we are most proud of from 2019:
Loopy Improved Without Pause
Throughout the year we continually worked on Loopy, adding new features and delivering them to customers. Loopy is a continually and freely updated product, which means all new features we added were immediately available to the existing users.
A personalized training introduction to #loopy at the @WolfScience. The entire institute has moved to loopy for tracking, coding, and video management. https://t.co/c2rYR068hM pic.twitter.com/VXbWNCnN4U— loopbio quantitative biology (@loopbiogmbh) April 4, 2019
We added popularly requested tag tracking / barcode tracking.
Tag/barcode tracking is supported in our products Loopy https://t.co/Ow9ICsZGY8 and Motif https://t.co/p0l1eslBJ6. Visit #sfn19 booth 1854 for a real-time closed-loop tracking demo #SFN2019 #syntheticbiology pic.twitter.com/tL07c5DeRZ— loopbio quantitative biology (@loopbiogmbh) October 20, 2019
We added improved analysis and plotting (both 2D and 3D) of our pose tracking / keypoint tracking.
(left) Velocity timeseries of tracked object position. (right) X-Y-time plot of tracked object through the video. Correlated beak-tail motion is camera movement, otherwise the head is remarkably well stabilized. Made with #Loopy in 15 minutes (https://t.co/c2rYR068hM) pic.twitter.com/hIpb6BfH4k— loopbio quantitative biology (@loopbiogmbh) January 17, 2019
Busy preparing the next major #Loopy https://t.co/c2rYR068hM update (free & immediately available to all customers). Sneak peek at one new feature - those beautiful 😍 3D movies you will want in your paper supplementary / video abstract (data credit @einatcouzin @savage_sinusoid) pic.twitter.com/C3IBp2aL8B— loopbio quantitative biology (@loopbiogmbh) February 11, 2019
Motif Major Version Release
We released Version 5 of Motif - our recording software which can be used standalone, or combined across multiple computers to build complex and automated experimental assays. This was a significant release adding many new features, including the following highlights (more info).
- I/O, DAQ, Sensor and Output Support
- Motif can record data synchronized to the video, including reading from DAQ devices. All data is stored in one file, making working with other data streams, such as EEG, audio, or optogenetic stimulation, extremely easy. Motif can itself also control output to create complex experiments
- Live Image Streaming / Real-time Closed-loop Image Processing Support
- Motif can now stream or process video data in real-time. In combination with the above it makes the creation of complicated experiments with stimuli very easy.
- Windows and Increased Camera Support
- Motif now runs on Windows, and supports even more types of cameras - more than 500.
For more information on this release, please read this overview..
Motif video recording software version 5 is released! 🍾🎉 New blog with details of the new features. #Motif is the solution for recording video and sensors for quantitative biology. One or many cameras, synchronized with neuro/eeg/ephys, it does it all. https://t.co/LYtphhDTVy— loopbio quantitative biology (@loopbiogmbh) July 2, 2019
The new real-time features of this release allowed us to deliver real-time tracking and closed-loop assays to customers (and create this cool 70s demo).
Great Conferences Attended
We were fortunate that our favorite conference, Göttingen - the German neuroscience society meeting, was again in 2019.
We attended the beautiful ASAB meeting in Konstanz, where an enormous variety of our technology and products were highlighted by scientists.
We also exhibited for the very first time at our largest conference to-date, SFN - the society of neuroscience meeting in Chicago.
Great catching up with old friends at #SfN2019! @maxhofb and fellow pose tracking enthusiast (and expert 😜👨🏫) @talmop. Swing by booth 1854 to see how our video recording and variety of tracking solutions can support your science! #SfN19 pic.twitter.com/YeMMkj9Bqw— loopbio quantitative biology (@loopbiogmbh) October 20, 2019
Company Growth and Partnerships
To make room for the growth of loopbio, we moved from our previous office into a brand new premises in the center of Vienna, we can now be found at Lange Gasse 65/14 - 1080 Vienna!
New Office! 🍾🥳 We are super proud to be in our new premises at Lange Gasse 65/14 Vienna (stop by if in town). From humble beginnings in Kritzendorf we've had 4 years of fun helping scientists around the world, and look forward to many more years of success! pic.twitter.com/slLKazgHRp— loopbio quantitative biology (@loopbiogmbh) November 11, 2019
2019 was a great year for loopbio!
We look forward to an even better 2020!