Dimitri Missoh
enthusiastic technologist and problem solver

August 2nd, 2009

BioLogic is out!

The logo of BioLogic

I’m happy to announce that the first version of BioLogic is out, and is available for download on SourceForge.

BioLogic is an Eclipse based RCP application I have developed for behavioral observation. The idea is based on Observer, a DOS application used for the same purpose. The aim of this application is to ease the work of scientists who want to record events during a behavioral observation.

An example of an observable process can be different behaviors a bumble bee shows when regulating brood temperature.

The example above is a real life Use-Case where BioLogic has been successfully utilized. At the Department of Behavioral Physiology & Sociobiology (University of Wuerzburg), BioLogic has been tested for the first time during experiments performed with bumble bees.

BioLogic allows the user to record, log, visualize, export and backup events collected during an experimental run.

The following screenshots give you an idea of the whole application:

The screen you seen when your start the workbench for the first time.

The screen you seen when your start the workbench for the first time.
The application's Quick Help.

Application’s Quick Help
Sequence recorded with the workbench.

Sequence recorded with the workbench.
The graphical visualization of a recorded sequence.

The graphical visualization of a recorded sequence.

What are the next steps:

  • Include an online help
  • Internationalize the application
  • Configure and let the user access the update site
  • Enhance the graphical visualization and make it printable and exportable
  • Implement the possibility to configure and persist more than one event key configuration