Rogue Research News

Brainsight 2.4.11 is released for all users

We are happy to announce the release of Brainsight 2.4.11.

Before proceeding with this update, please read the following important information.

Minimum requirements:

  • Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later is required. For a free update, visit <https://support.apple.com/macos/upgrade>. Contact us if you need to upgrade your Mac hardware.
  • This version of Brainsight was tested against 10.13.6 (High Sierra), 10.14.6 (Mojave), 10.15.7 (Catalina), 11.6.7 (Big Sur), and 12.4 (Monterey)
  • Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) and 10.12 (Sierra) are now only lightly tested.
  • Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) and earlier are unsupported.

Important Compatibility Note:

  • If you are already using the Brainsight 2.5 beta, don’t install this version. A new 2.5 beta is coming out shortly.

Changes since version 2.4.10:

  • Fixed a longstanding (but rare) crash that occurred when closing a window that contains image views.
  • Fixed a bug where the name of proximity detectors was not exported correctly in .nirs files.
  • Fixed a bug where macOS could warn of an expired certificate by updating our Developer ID code signing certificate.
  • Updated support for newest iterations of our Vet Robot hardware, notably for the NHP 45 degree inclination setup.
  • Fixed a bug where the date/time metadata from MINC1 files would sometimes not be shown.
  • Improved error checking when communicating with a Magstim TMS stimulator.
  • Fixed miscellaneous bugs.

Download:

  • Brainsight 2.4.11 can be downloaded from our website here: <https://www.rogue-research.com/downloads>
  • You might also need to download the latest “Support Files Human” and/or “Support Files Vet” if you have an older version. Brainsight will warn at launch if that’s the case.
  • You’ll need your serial number, which you can get from Brainsight itself from the Brainsight menu > ‘Enter/View Serial Number’.

Feedback:

  • Please report any and all bugs, feedback, suggestions, etc. to <support@rogue-research.com> or by phone at +1-866-984-3888 (Canada & USA) or +1-514-284-3888.

Thank you,

The Rogue Research Team

Brainsight 2.4.10 is released for all users

We are happy to announce the release of Brainsight 2.4.10.

Before proceeding with this update, please read the following important information.

Minimum requirements:

  • Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later is required. For a free update, visit <https://www.apple.com/macos/how-to-upgrade/>. Contact us if you need to upgrade your Mac hardware.
  • This version of Brainsight was tested against 10.13.6 (High Sierra), 10.14.6 (Mojave), 10.15.7 (Catalina), 11.6.4 (Big Sur), and 12.2.1 (Monterey)
  • Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) and 10.12 (Sierra) are now only lightly tested.
  • Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) and earlier are unsupported.

Important Compatibility Note:

  • If you are already using the Brainsight 2.5 beta, don’t install this version. A new 2.5 beta is coming out shortly.

Changes since version 2.4.9:

  • Fixed a longstanding (but rare) crash that occurred when closing a window that contains image views.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when computing the distance from a point to a surface, which occurs in several places, like the Targets and Session windows.
  • Fixed a bug where importing a dxf file resulted in the colours being read incorrectly.
  • Updated support for newest iterations of our Vet Robot hardware, notably the 50 mm lens.
  • Fixed a small inaccuracy in the visual positioning of an LCT (large coil tracker) object in 3D images. (This did not affect the actual measured position of the tracker.)
  • Fixed miscellaneous bugs.

Download:

  • Brainsight 2.4.10 can be downloaded from our website here: <https://www.rogue-research.com/downloads>
  • You might also need to download the latest “Support Files Human” and/or “Support Files Vet” if you have an older version. Brainsight will warn at launch if that’s the case.
  • You’ll need your serial number, which you can get from Brainsight itself from the Brainsight menu > ‘Enter/View Serial Number’.

Feedback:

  • Please report any and all bugs, feedback, suggestions, etc. to <support@rogue-research.com> or by phone at +1-866-984-3888 (Canada & USA) or +1-514-284-3888.

Thank you,

The Rogue Research Team

Brainsight 2.4.9 is released for all users

We are happy to announce the release of Brainsight 2.4.9.

Before proceeding with this update, please read the following important information.

Minimum requirements:

  • Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later is required. For a free update, visit <https://www.apple.com/macos/how-to-upgrade/>. Contact us if you need to upgrade your Mac hardware.
  • This version of Brainsight was tested against 10.13.6 (High Sierra), 10.14.6 (Mojave), 10.15.7 (Catalina), and 11.6 (Big Sur).
  • Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) and 10.12 (Sierra) are now only lightly tested.
  • Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) and earlier are unsupported.

Important Compatibility Note:

  • If you are already using the Brainsight 2.5 beta, don’t install this version. A new 2.5 beta is coming out shortly.

Changes since version 2.4.8:

  • There is a new checkbox in the Session > IOBox step to indicate if you want to save or discard the live/full EMG waveform. It’s usually not necessary to save it, because samples contain a copy of the EMG waveform just before and after the TMS pulse, and as it can grow very large it slows performance, especially saving and opening project files.
  • Resuming a session no longer overwrites any existing live/full EMG waveform, instead it now appends new data to the end.
  • Fixed a bug where the EMG pod was sometimes not detected between closing and resuming sessions or when disconnecting and reconnecting its USB cable.
  • Fixed a bug where exporting .nirs files would fail if the project did not contain any NIRS Aux data.
  • When stopping an Axilum session, we now perform an extra movement to make sure the robot arm stays in the working space.
  • Fixed miscellaneous bugs.

Download:

  • Brainsight 2.4.9 can be downloaded from our website here: <https://www.rogue-research.com/downloads>
  • You might also need to download the latest “Support Files Human” and/or “Support Files Vet” if you have an older version. Brainsight will warn at launch if that’s the case.
  • You’ll need your serial number, which you can get from Brainsight itself from the Brainsight menu > ‘Enter/View Serial Number’.

Feedback:

  • Please report any and all bugs, feedback, suggestions, etc. to <support@rogue-research.com> or by phone at +1-866-984-3888 (Canada & USA) or +1-514-284-3888.

Thank you,

The Rogue Research Team

Brainsight 2.4.8 is released for all users

We are happy to announce the release of Brainsight 2.4.8.

Before proceeding with this update, please read the following important information.

Minimum requirements:

  • Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later is required. For a free update, visit <https://www.apple.com/macos/how-to-upgrade/>. Contact us if you need to upgrade your Mac hardware.
  • This version of Brainsight was tested against 10.13.6 (High Sierra), 10.14.6 (Mojave), 10.15.7 (Catalina), and 11.4 (Big Sur).
  • Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) and 10.12 (Sierra) are now only lightly tested.
  • Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) and earlier are unsupported.

Important Compatibility Note:

  • If you are already using the Brainsight 2.5 beta, don’t install this version.

Changes since version 2.4.7:

  • The Polaris Configuration window now has a new popup menu where you can choose which Polaris device to use. This is especially useful for network-based Polaris cameras, of which you may have several on your network.
  • Fixed a bug where the application would sometimes become unresponsive when communicating with a Polaris Vega.
  • The ‘extended pyramid’ volume shape supported by some Polaris Spectra and Vega cameras is now supported and will be used automatically if available.
  • Fixed a bug where the NIRS Configuration window would indicate a firmware update was available when in fact no update was available.
  • The Vet Robot stereo calibration procedure was improved to capture slightly more points.
  • The ‘Mini TMS Coil’ 3D crosshairs shape now has a slightly longer shaft.
  • Fixed miscellaneous bugs.

Download:

  • Brainsight 2.4.8 can be downloaded from our website here: <https://www.rogue-research.com/downloads>
  • You might also need to download “Support Files Human 1.5” and/or “Support Files Vet 1.3” if you have an older version. Brainsight will warn at launch if that’s the case.
  • You’ll need your serial number, which you can get from Brainsight itself from the Brainsight menu > ‘Enter/View Serial Number’.

Feedback:

  • Please report any and all bugs, feedback, suggestions, etc. to <support@rogue-research.com> or by phone at +1-866-984-3888 (Canada & USA) or +1-514-284-3888.

Thank you,

The Rogue Research Team

Brainsight 2.4.7 is released for all users

We are happy to announce the release of Brainsight 2.4.7.

Before proceeding with this update, please read the following important information.

Minimum requirements:

  • Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later is required. For a free update, visit <https://www.apple.com/macos/how-to-upgrade/>. Contact us if you need to upgrade your Mac hardware.
  • This version of Brainsight was tested against 10.13.6 (High Sierra), 10.14.6 (Mojave), 10.15.7 (Catalina), and 11.1 (Big Sur).
  • Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) and 10.12 (Sierra) are now only lightly tested.
  • Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) and earlier are unsupported.

Important Compatibility Note:

  • If you are already using the Brainsight 2.5 beta, don’t install this version.

Changes since version 2.4.6:

  • Added support for the new macOS 11 Big Sur, notably communication with Polaris cameras now works.
  • Numerous changes to Axilum Robotics support:
    • A new feature in the Session Perform window now allows visiting a sequence of targets, pausing for a specified number of TMS pulses, with a specified duration between them, and then moving to the next target.
    • The “Align” buttons have changed behaviour in several notable ways: They now only act on the sole selected target. They no longer can be used for a folder of targets.
      • They now move in whatever path is necessary to ultimately reach the target and always descend the coil to contact the skin. (Previously, there were two behaviours: if the coil was already on the skin, they would only try to slide along the skin, and if the target was too far, no movement would result at all. If the coil was in orbit, they would align above the new target, but not descend to the skin.)
      • To signal this behaviour change, the buttons have been renamed from “Align” to “Move”.
      • The “Stop” button now moves the robot arm away from the subject’s head, if it was in contact.
    • Closing a session window now warns if you are connected to a robot, instead of just closing.
    • Added tooltips to most of the Axilum-related buttons, to help understand what they each do.
  • Added a second kind of subject registration for Vet Robot sessions. Instead of using two landmarks and the laser grid, you can now use three or more landmarks for a classic rigid body registration. This requires being able to accurately locate such landmarks both on the anatomical scan and in the camera images.
  • The Targets window now allows importing target names and coordinates from a text file.
  • Fixed a bug where older documents sometimes failed to convert to the newest format with the message “crosshairs is a required value”.
  • Fixed a bug where the “switch” input on the IOBox was triggering from high to low voltage instead of low to high voltage, resulting in presses of the foot switch being recognised upon releasing the pedal instead of upon depressing the pedal.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur choosing some colours in the ROI window.
  • Fixed a crash importing some SPM12 .mat files.
  • Fixed a crash on macOS 10.14 and older that could occur if a TTL trigger was received while editing the peak-to-peak value in the Inspector > Motor Maps window.
  • Fixed various bugs with macOS dark mode, where some things were drawn with incorrect or illegible colours.
  • Fixed a bug where landmark/electrode names that contained two parts, like “LA43-LA44”, would only have the first half spoken.
  • The Session Validation window now allows choosing the crosshairs shape, like most other steps in the Session window.
  • Fixed an old bug where the first use of the Apple Remote after booting the Mac resulted in the first button press being reacted to twice.
  • Fixed a bug where the Apple Remote up and down buttons did not work on macOS 10.13 and newer.
  • Fixed a bug where the Apple Remote did not work at all on macOS 10.15 and newer.
  • Fixed miscellaneous bugs.

Download:

  • Brainsight 2.4.7 can be downloaded from our website here: <https://www.rogue-research.com/downloads>
  • You might also need to download “Support Files Human 1.5” and/or “Support Files Vet 1.3” if you have an older version. Brainsight will warn at launch if that’s the case.
  • You’ll need your serial number, which you can get from Brainsight itself from the Brainsight menu > ‘Enter/View Serial Number’.

Feedback:

  • Please report any and all bugs, feedback, suggestions, etc. to <support@rogue-research.com> or by phone at +1-866-984-3888 (Canada & USA) or +1-514-284-3888.

Thank you,

The Rogue Research Team

Brainsight 2.4.6 is released for all users

We are happy to announce the release of Brainsight 2.4.6.

Before proceeding with this update, please read the following important information.

Minimum requirements:

  • Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later is required. For a free update, visit <https://www.apple.com/macos/how-to-upgrade/>. Contact us if you need to upgrade your Mac hardware.
  • This version of Brainsight was tested against OS X 10.11.6 (El Capitan), 10.12.6 (Sierra), 10.13.6 (High Sierra), 10.14.6 (Mojave), and 10.15.7 (Catalina).
  • Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) and earlier are unsupported.

Important Compatibility Note:

  • If you are already using the Brainsight 2.5 beta, don’t install this version.
  • macOS 11 Big Sur is coming out very soon, but do not upgrade your Mac yet, because Brainsight is not yet compatible with Big Sur.

Changes since version 2.4.5:

  • The Vet Robot subject registration procedure no longer requires manually cropping the skull reconstruction, it is now done automatically.
  • Vet Robot stereo calibration and subject registration calculations are now much faster.
  • Judging the quality of the Vet Robot stereo calibration procedure is now easier because we now show a graphical representation of the quality of the results.
  • SPM12 .mat files can now be loaded everywhere a 4×4 matrix can be loaded from file; notably this can be used for atlas space registrations.
  • When exporting .txt files from the Session Review window, the option to snap samples to a reconstruction previously only snapped inwards but now it will now snap in either direction, thus working for samples created inside the head (due to use of ‘crosshairs offset’ slider for example).
  • Fixed a bug where the NEURO PRAX impedance check failed to update the electrode colours.
  • Fixed miscellaneous bugs.

Download:

  • Brainsight 2.4.6 can be downloaded from our website here: <https://www.rogue-research.com/downloads>
  • You might also need to download “Support Files Human 1.5” and/or “Support Files Vet 1.3” if you have an older version. Brainsight will warn at launch if that’s the case.
  • You’ll need your serial number, which you can get from Brainsight itself from the Brainsight menu > ‘Enter/View Serial Number’.

Feedback:

  • Please report any and all bugs, feedback, suggestions, etc. to <support@rogue-research.com> or by phone at +1-866-984-3888 (Canada & USA) or +1-514-284-3888.

Thank you,

The Rogue Research Team

Brainsight 2.4.5 is released for all users

We are happy to announce the release of Brainsight 2.4.5.

Before proceeding with this update, please read the following important information.

Minimum requirements:

  • Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later is required. For a free update, visit <https://www.apple.com/macos/how-to-upgrade/>. Contact us if you need to upgrade your Mac hardware.
  • This version of Brainsight was tested against OS X 10.11.6 (El Capitan), 10.12.6 (Sierra), 10.13.6 (High Sierra), 10.14.6 (Mojave), and 10.15.5 (Catalina).
  • Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) and earlier are unsupported.

Important Compatibility Note:

  • If you are already using the Brainsight 2.5 beta, don’t install this version.

Changes since version 2.4.4:

  • Fixed a crash that could occur opening projects created by older versions of Brainsight, where the project once contained NIRS data that was subsequently deleted.
  • Exporting .nirs files can now include the results of any analysis that was performed.
  • Exported .nirs files now contain metadata indicating that centimetres are used for positional information. This will prevent Homer2 from having to ask.
  • The Vet Robot Configuration window no longer shows a ring around the flange in the camera views because the concept does not apply to the newest hardware.
  • The newest version of the FTDI device driver (2.4.4) is now installed (this controls communication with RS-232 serial devices like the Polaris camera and Magstim TMS stimulator).
  • Improved compatibility with macOS 10.15 Catalina by supporting ‘notarization’. This eliminates the “Brainsight can’t be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software” error message.
  • Fixed miscellaneous bugs.

Download:

  • Brainsight 2.4.5 can be downloaded from our website here: <https://www.rogue-research.com/downloads>
  • You might also need to download “Support Files Human 1.5” and/or “Support Files Vet 1.3” if you have an older version. Brainsight will warn at launch if that’s the case.
  • You’ll need your serial number, which you can get from Brainsight itself from the Brainsight menu > ‘Enter/View Serial Number’.

Feedback:

  • Please report any and all bugs, feedback, suggestions, etc. to <support@rogue-research.com> or by phone at +1-866-984-3888 (Canada & USA) or +1-514-284-3888.

Thank you,

The Rogue Research Team

Brainsight 2.4.4 is released for all users

We are happy to announce the release of Brainsight 2.4.4.

Before proceeding with this update, please read the following important information.

Minimum requirements:

  • Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later is required. For a free update, visit <https://www.apple.com/macos/how-to-upgrade/>. Contact us if you need to upgrade your Mac hardware.
  • This version of Brainsight was tested against OS X 10.11.6 (El Capitan), 10.12.6 (Sierra), 10.13.6 (High Sierra), 10.14.6 (Mojave), and 10.15.4 (Catalina).
  • Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) and earlier are unsupported.

Important Compatibility Note:

  • If you are using macOS 10.15 Catalina, you will receive a message “Brainsight can’t be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software”. To bypass this, instead of opening by double-clicking, control-click and choose “Open” from the popup menu. This is only needed for the first launch.
  • If you are already using the Brainsight 2.5 beta, don’t install this version.

Changes since version 2.4.3:

  • Fixed a bug where the newly-released macOS Catalina 10.15.4, but not earlier versions, caused Brainsight to crash.
  • Added support for the Logothetis / Saleem D99 Macaque atlas. (You also need to install Support Files Vet 1.3.)
  • Fixed miscellaneous bugs.

Download:

  • Brainsight 2.4.4 can be downloaded from our website here: <https://www.rogue-research.com/downloads>
  • You might also need to download “Support Files Human 1.5” and/or “Support Files Vet 1.3” if you have an older version. Brainsight will warn at launch if that’s the case.
  • You’ll need your serial number, which you can get from Brainsight itself from the Brainsight menu > ‘Enter/View Serial Number’.

Feedback:

  • Please report any and all bugs, feedback, suggestions, etc. to <support@rogue-research.com> or by phone at +1-866-984-3888 (Canada & USA) or +1-514-284-3888.

Thank you,

The Rogue Research Team

Brainsight 2.4.2 is released for all users

We are happy to announce the release of Brainsight 2.4.2.

Before proceeding with this update, please read the following important information.

Minimum requirements:

  • Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later is required. For a free update, visit <https://www.apple.com/macos/how-to-upgrade/>. Contact us if you need to upgrade your Mac hardware.
  • This version of Brainsight was tested against OS X 10.11.6 (El Capitan), 10.12.6 (Sierra), 10.13.6 (High Sierra), 10.14.6 (Mojave), and 10.15.2 (Catalina).
  • Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) and earlier are unsupported.

Important Compatibility Note:

  • Note: the project file format has changed vs version 2.3.x. Brainsight 2.4 can open documents created by older versions of Brainsight, but older versions of Brainsight cannot open documents created by Brainsight 2.4. Opening an old project will convert the project format, and the conversion cannot be reversed.

Changes since version 2.4.1:

  • When performing coil (or tool) calibrations, relaxed the check for how much the calibration block and tool tracker moved (it became too strict in Brainsight 2.4, resulting in calibrations sometimes failing even when the trackers were reasonably still).
  • When using the ‘target positioning tool’, targets are once again drawn semi-transparent (this broke in Brainsight 2.3.4).
  • The driver for the KeySpan USB-serial adapter is no longer installed because it does not work well with recent versions of macOS. If you have the driver already installed (from a previous version of Brainsight), it won’t be uninstalled, so you can continue to use it, however, we recommend contacting us for a free replacement.
  • The newest version of the FTDI device driver is now installed (this controls communication with RS-232 serial devices like the Polaris camera and Magstim TMS stimulator).
  • Fixed miscellaneous bugs.

Download:

  • Brainsight 2.4.2 can be downloaded from our website here: <https://www.rogue-research.com/downloads>
  • You might also need to download “Support Files Human 1.5” and/or “Support Files Vet 1.2” if you have an older version. Brainsight will warn at launch if that’s the case.
  • You’ll need your serial number, which you can get from Brainsight itself from the Brainsight menu > ‘Enter/View Serial Number’.

Feedback:

  • Please report any and all bugs, feedback, suggestions, etc. to <support@rogue-research.com> or by phone at +1-866-984-3888 (Canada & USA) or +1-514-284-3888.

Thank you,

The Rogue Research Team

Brainsight 2.4.1 is released for all users

We are happy to announce the release of Brainsight 2.4.1.

Before proceeding with this update, please read the following important information.

Minimum requirements:

  • Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later is required. For a free update, visit <https://www.apple.com/macos/how-to-upgrade/>. Contact us if you need to upgrade your Mac hardware.
  • This version of Brainsight was tested against OS X 10.11.6 (El Capitan), 10.12.6 (Sierra), 10.13.6 (High Sierra), 10.14.6 (Mojave), and 10.15.2 (Catalina).
  • Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) and earlier are unsupported.

Important Compatibility Note:

  • Note: the project file format has changed vs version 2.3.x. Brainsight 2.4 can open documents created by older versions of Brainsight, but older versions of Brainsight cannot open documents created by Brainsight 2.4. Opening an old project will convert the project format, and the conversion cannot be reversed.

Changes since version 2.4.1:

  • Improved compatibility with macOS 10.15 Catalina by supporting ‘notarization’. This eliminates the “Brainsight can’t be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software” error message.
  • Fixed a bug where some Analog Receivers / EMG Pods were not detected. We discovered that a small number of such devices were not correctly programmed by us. If this is the case for your device, when you open a session window you will receive a message explaining the situation with a button to reprogram the device correctly.
  • Fixed miscellaneous bugs.

Download:

  • Brainsight 2.4.1 can be downloaded from our website here: <https://www.rogue-research.com/downloads>
  • You will also need to download “Support Files Human 1.5” and/or “Support Files Vet 1.2” if you have an older version. Brainsight will warn at launch if that’s the case.
  • You’ll need your serial number, which you can get from Brainsight itself from the Brainsight menu > ‘Enter/View Serial Number’.

Feedback:

  • Please report any and all bugs, feedback, suggestions, etc. to <support@rogue-research.com> or by phone at +1-866-984-3888 (Canada & USA) or +1-514-284-3888.

Thank you,

The Rogue Research Team