Monday, 17 June 2013

Version 1.2.2 submitted

The next version of NeuroPub has just been submitted to App Store, with support for #Neurosynth. I really hope Apple will approve the new version as soon as possible, so that people can download it during the #OHBM2013 conference.

#Neurosynth integration in #NeuroPub

I'm at the #OHBM2013 conference and I've just learned about #Neurosynth. This is an amazing project and I've just implemented some basic support for it in the next version of #NeuroPub.

Neurosynth is a database of peak activations and corresponding metadata extracted from published articles. This database is currently in it's beta-stage, but you can already do amazing things with it. For instance, you can select a seed voxel and get back a NIfTI image with all voxels co-activating this voxels. Check it out here: http://www.neurosynth.org

Unfortunately, the NIfTI images are in FLOAT64 format and the current version of NeuroPub only supports FLOAT32. The next version will therefore support FLOAT64 too, which means you can go to neurosynth.org and download NIfTI images directly to your iPhone or iPad. If that wasn't enough, you will also be able to look up a specific seed voxel in Neurosynth given your currently selected coordinate in NeuroPub. It will work like this: You first select a voxel of interest by dragging the cursor, then select the new "Seed voxel in Neurosynth" tool from the Tools-menu. NeuroPub will then open the corresponding Neurosynth homepage for the given seed voxel, from which you will be able to download a NIfTI image with the co-activations.

If you are at #OHBM2013 in Seattle and want to get a demonstration of how it works, then make sure to come to poster 1444 during Monday's poster session where I will present the next version of NeuroPub.


Saturday, 11 May 2013

NeuroPub v1.2 for iPhone and iPad available now!

Version 1.2 of NeuroPub is finally available for both iPhone and iPad. There are plenty of new features in this update, including an iPhone version of NeuroPub. Here are all the new features:

  1. iPhone support
  2. Switch between 2x2 view and single view
  3. Mask out activations outside the brain, using the standard template as a mask (this can be turned on and off)
  4. Make statistical image less opaque in the 3D view (this can be turned on and off)
  5. Email NIfTI files from NeuroPub
Note: NeuroPub v1.2 only works with iOS 6, so make sure you update to the latest version of iOS. If you try to run it in iOS 5, you will find that it is crashing instantly after you start it. A new version has been uploaded that will fix this problem for those of you who cannot update to iOS 6.

Version 1.2.1 has just been released, which fixes this problem. You can now run on iOS 5 devices, but the screen is stuck in portrait mode on the iPad in iOS 5. This means you cannot rotate the screen to horizontal mode for unknown reason. I strongly suggest you update to iOS 6, which does not have this problem. NeuroPub has been tested and developed for iOS 6. Unfortunately, the first generation iPad cannot be updated to iOS 6, which means you can still use NeuroPub but only in portrait mode if you have an iPad 1. You can still reach all features in portrait mode.

Single view mode is very useful. When you open the visualizer, you get into a 2x2 view that visualises the brain in a 3D view and an axial, coronal and sagittal view. However, especially on the iPhone, these subviews are a little bit too tiny so you want to view them one by one. This can easily be done by double tapping on the view you want to look at in more detail. Here is an example:

Double tapping the axial view brings it up as a single view.

In single view mode, you can still change slice location by moving the finger up and down on the farthest right side of the screen, or move the cursor like you normally do in 2x2 mode. This means you never have to leave the single view mode to navigate through the brain. To go back from single view mode, you simply double tap again. This means you can quickly go from view to view. However, if you prefer you can also bring up the view menu by tapping the View button.

Emailing images is a great new feature that will allow you to send your NIfTI images to colleagues directly from your iPhone or iPad. Say you are at a conference and want to share your published statistical results with people that are interesting in your study. What a great opportunity to be able to share your results by just sending them as an email. Best of all, if they have installed NeuroPub on their iPhone or iPad, they will immediately be able to visualise them without heading to a computer!

These new features work both for the iPhone and the iPad. In fact, both versions have exactly the same features. Go ahead and download NeuroPub from App Store now! It's free.

The new version of NeuroPub will be presented at the Human Brain Mapping conference in Seattle (OHBM 2013). If you are attending the conference, make sure to visit the NeuroPub poster (#1444)! It will be presented during the poster session on Monday, June 17.

Thursday, 9 May 2013

NeuroPub v1.2 for iPhone and iPad version submitted to App Store!

The new version of NeuroPub is finally submitted to App Store. It looks really great and it is easy to work with. You can easily switch between a 2x2 multi-view and a single view. It is also possible to both receive and send NIfTI files through email.

If you are coming to HBM 2013 in Seattle, make sure to visit the NeuroPub poster (#1444). The latest version will presented during the poster session on Monday, June 17.



  

The new Help text is now available, so you can read about all the new features:


Monday, 8 April 2013

NeuroPub coming to iPhone

I'm currently working on the next version of NeuroPub, which will be released for both iPhone and iPad as a universal app. The developer version is working for iPhone and it will be released in good time before the Human Brain Mapping (HBM) 2013 conference in Seattle.

The new version will be presented as a poster at the conference on Monday, June 17. The poster number is #1444 (NeuroPub Visualizer for iPad and iPhone - Current Status and Development). If you are going HBM 2013 then please come to the poster session if you want to discuss NeuroPub. I would love to get your feedback! :-)

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Really useful for visualising VBM results

The new version of the NeuroPub app has quickly turned into my main tool for visualising VBM results. I'm not even using a visualizer on the computer to view the results anymore. It's much more convenient to use the iPad. I just store the results on the Dropbox, open the Dropbox app on the iPad and then import the images to NeuroPub. Once I have all the results in my image list, it's so easy to jump between images.

There's obviously more things that could be done to simplify this procedure, like built in Dropbox support in NeuroPub. But this is really a good start.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Version 1.1 is now available

I'm happy to announce that the new version is finally available on App Store. Free, as always!

If you want to encourage the future development of NeuroPub, please rate it. Your App Store review matters!