Brain Tutor 3D Web App

Brain Tutor 3D is now available as a Web App - try it out here! Brain Tutor 3D is the first app that we put on the web, which is made possible by the impressive WebAssembly (Wasm) infrastructure that allows to compile C++ (and other languages) to a cross-platform highly efficient byte code that runs in all major desktop and mobile web browsers. Wasm supports WebGL/OpenGL, which is ideal for BrainVoyager related software that is based on efficient 3D graphics rendering. There are also limitations. As opposed to an installed app, the app is downloaded each time when visiting the page on the web (it is usually kept in memory by the web browser as long as the respective browser page is not closed). While the whole software is packaged in a small wasm file of about 60 MB, it will take a few seconds until the file is downloaded and the web app is running. If one uses an app more than a few times, it may be a better option to download the corresponding desktop or mobile app. Wasm apps are also 32-bit programs (the desktop and mobile versions are 64-bit apps) posing restrictions on handling very large datasets. Wasm apps can be employed easily on the Web, which has the advantage that it runs by clicking on a link instead of downloading and installing different applications compiled for specific operating systems. On the developer side, web employment is easy avoiding creation of platform-specific installers as downloadable packages or as apps for App Stores that come with many extra requirements. Despite avoiding approval from App Stores, WebAssembly apps are secure to use since they run in a sandbox of the browser. This makes it more challenging to use files from the local file system for processing or visualization. This is, however, possible as long as the user explicitly selects (and thereby approves) files from the local system for uploading into the sandbox. This will allow our next web app, Brain Viewer, to process your custom BrainVoyager files but also NIfTI, GIfTI and other files in a powerful web application - stay tuned!


Exhibition at Human Brain Mapping Conference in Quebec City, Canada

If you are attending the Human Brain Mapping Conference in Quebec, Canada, please come to our booth (number 100/102) and learn about the new features of our software products and the exciting roadmap of new developments. If you are a user of our software, come by to meet BrainVoyager experts to get professional support on all your questions. Besides showing BrainVoyager QX 2.3 and Turbo-BrainVoyager 3.0, we present our roadmap for the 2.x series of BrainVoyager QX including exciting new tools for ultra high field (7+ Tesla) MRI data, for automatic spatial normalization, improved group statistics, even faster processing using GPU power and the new Analysis Assistant helping you to organize and document your work. You can also ask for a demo of the upcoming Neurolator 3D software package allowing to model and predict neuroimaging data in a common brain space. If you are using functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), you may also be interested in a demo of the upcoming Satori software package supporting offline and real-time GLM and SVM classifier analyses. You will also be thrilled to learn about our current development of new iPhone and iPad software as well as improvements of the released Brain Tutor software that now also supports visualization of fiber tracts. These apps will also arrive on Android phones and tablets later this year.

BV Brain Tutor for Mac OS X wins runner-up prize in Trolltech contest

Brain Innovation B.V. is proud to announce that the Mac version of BrainVoyager Brain Tutor won the runner-up prize for the Best Original Commercial Qt Application in Trolltech's Qt/Mac Application Developer Contest! Rainer Goebel, programmer of Brain Tutor, will be awarded a 20 GB Apple iPod. BV Brain Tutor makes learning about the structure of the human brain a pleasant experience using animated 3D models derived from MRI data sets. The program is built on the high-performance BrainVoyager QX source code base. Get more information and your free copy of the award-winning software here!