Dexterit-E 3.5.2 has several important bug fixes for usability, stability and maintenance. This is considered a highly recommended update.
Dexterit-E 3.5.1 is considered a critical update as it addresses several permissions issues with the Operating System that cause logging files to be written to the wrong location.
For more details please see the release notes.
KINGSTON, ON New KST tests and significant usability enhancements have been released by BKINs Development Team.
BKIN Technologies is pleased to announce the release of version 3.5 of Dexterit-E: BKINs proprietary experiment control software for safe, effective control of KINARM LabsTM. Duncan McLean, Senior Software Developer, noted that this is the highest number of enhancements ever released at one time. They covered a range of Dexterit-E functions and user requests: from custom task control and useability, to enhanced calibration of the KINARM Gaze-Tracker, to new KINARM Standard Tests for our clinical research users. Some of the key enhancements include:
We are very pleased to be releasing simultaneously Dexterit-E 3.5.0 and Dexterit-E Explorer 1.2.0! For a complete list of updates please check out the download pages and the release notes:
Dexterit-E 3.5.0 comes with several major new features that improve both task development and overall usability. Of special note are:
It is now possible to use Dexterit-E Explorer 1.2.0 or higher to make videos that can be displayed to the subject before a Custom Task is run. Each protocol can have its own video.
Analysis and Reporting
The analysis and reporting framework has been significantly rewritten to make it considerably more efficient. Exporting CSV analysis results and generating reports should take about 15-30% of the time it took with Dexterit-E 3.4.
New Standard Tests and Normative Data
There are 2 new KINARM Standard Tests: Ball on Bar and Reverse Visually Guided Reaching.
Ball on Bar is a task for assessing bi-manual dexterity by balancing a ball, with declining friction, on a bar held by both hands. Reverse Visually Guided Reaching (RVGR) is very similar to the Visually Guided Reaching task, except that the hand feedback moves in the opposite direction of the actual hand. The purpose of the RVGR task is to test cognitive override abilities in neurologically impaired subjects. Normative data is now provided with the previously released Spatial Span
Enhanced Task Control Buttons
It is now possible to group task control buttons together in Dexterit-E. The Parameter Table Defn block allows you to define layouts for groups of buttons that will appear in Dexterit-E.
KINARM Gaze-Tracker Enhancements
When using the KINARM Gaze-Tracker it is now possible to perform several calibration/validation operations on a single subject, then apply the best result. There is a new TDK block for detecting if a subject’s gaze is in a target. We now record and save the subject’s pupil area to exam files as well saccade and fixation events.