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This is where we'll announce the most recent additions to our web site. If you've visited us before and want to know what's
changed, take a look here first.
March 20, 2008
Issue with Rugloop rev. 11.47-11.76
An erroneous registration of the patient's gender is observed in
certain RugloopII versions. Female registrations are ignored, and converted into
'male' patients. Therefore, you will need to recover gender information from
your own study documentation, if needed.
This issue has no side-effects for calculation of PK parameters EXCEPT for
ALFENTANIL. Please contact us to work out a solution If you have been using
Alfentanil in TCI with these Rugloop versions.
The RugloopII versions suffering this defect have been
identified as all versions from 11.47 on. It was resolved in release 11.77.
Please contact Demed for download & installation instructions for this
We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may have
October 30, 2008
Excel Macro updated
A number of issues in the Excel processing was solved. The new macro can be freely downloaded here.
September 30, 2008
Medical systems Bilateral VISTA is supported
for a long time, finally arrived: the combination of Rugloop capturing the
complete bilateral information from the Aspect Medical Systems VISTA monitor is
commercially available. Please contact Demed for an upgrade to RugloopII 11.65
or better, AND, your Aspect Medical representative for
* the new BIS VISTA Monitoring System with
* or an update of your existing VISTA Monitoring System to Application
Revision 3.00 (Monitor Revision 3.01)
May 28, 2008
For users struggling with the Rugloop data files, an excel
macro was developed to simplify parsing multiple datalines in a single file. The
macro can be freely downloaded here.
We are working on a similar approach for Matlab
New Labgrab available
The latest Labgrab is available (2.17) and can be downloaded here.
This version has a number of issues fixed, no specific added functionality.
December 15, 2007
RugloopII release 11.46 is available, with another set of new
drivers. The following devices are now supported:
- Aspect VISTA + wave capturing
- Philips Intellivue monitors + wave capturing, both
through serial line and through ethernet connection
- Hospira Sedline monitor + wave capturing
- INVOS Somanetics monitor
For an extensive list of supported devices, please check here.
Labgrab received a number of modifications to further simplify
reading in non-Rugloop generated ascii files.
For more information, please contact us.
December 23, 2006
RugloopII release 11.27 is available.
This update will facilitate finding the right serial port:
Rugloop will now only show the physically available ports for selection.
This should considerably speed up
finding the right port.
Other modifications are:
- development for GCP compliance is finished & was
- Hospira Sedline monitor is supported
- Philips Intellivue monitors (MP70/90) are
- A2000 column naming: apparently Rugloop would sometimes
still mix up the column names for the captured BIS algorithms. This has been
The new release can be downloaded & installed by the
An updated list of the currently supported devices can be found here.
Furthermore, we are still working on the Rugloop tags, which
will be available soon ! These will allow automated detection of the port being
Also, the new BIS VISTA monitor driver development is in the pipeline, for Q1
2007, as is the support of wave capturing from the Philips Intellivue
Check here for more news soon!
August 7, 2006
The new Labgrab has arrived
Since its first release now 3 years ago, Labgrab has had many
useful comments from users. A majority of them have been integrated in the new
release, 2.08, which is available now. The new release can be downloaded &
installed by the registered users. Trial licenses are available upon e-mail
Feb 10th, 2006
Rugloop tags relieve the burden of finding the right
serial port ....
Connecting multiple monitors with Rugloop can, sometimes, be a
nightmare. The solution is in sight with the Rugloop
A Rugloop tag is a small hardware device to be mounted inbetween the serial port
and the monitor cable. The tag is visibly labeled with the monitor name &
type. In software, Rugloop will automatically search for the serial port with
the correct tag, and connect to the monitor behind it. So no more fooling around
with COM settings when another study has been using the same hardware setup
The tags are currently in development ! Find out more on
this site soon !
Philips intellivue driver is in development.
The development of the Philips intellivue driver was started.
The driver will be available soon !
Jan 25th, 2006
Good Clinical Practice (GCP) is an international ethical and
scientific quality standard for designing, recording and reporting trials that
involve the participation of human subjects. Compliance with this standard
provides public assurance that the rights, safety and well being of trial
subjects are protected, consistent with the principles that have their origin in
the Declaration of Helsinki, and that the clinical trial data are credible.
We are in the process of integrating methods into RugloopII(c) to facilitate
research according to GCP guidelines when using Rugloop. These methods include
required login procedure, studies registration, and detailed pdf-based
For more information, see RugloopII© GCP compliance
August 18, 2005
Demed proudly presents... the Rugloop video
Imagine that you could synchronize operating theatre events
captured on tape with your sampled case data... now you can !
Rugloop was extended with an option allowing to capture video from any video
source connected to the PC. The video is overlaid with the current PC time and
relative case time before it is written to file. The output file is a standard
avi-file that can be played with any media player, and that has both times
See RugloopII© video capture
* a new Rugloop version is available (11.08).
This supports the newest A2000 monitor, and has a bug fix for the
Philips/Agilent/HP CMS/Merlin/V24/V26 monitor series.
* A new FAQ was added concerning Rugloop number
December 20, 2004
IMPORTANT: for users of Rugloop TCI: SAFETY
one potential source of troubles with
RugloopII TCI is the option of purging the system. If a user would accidentally
press OK, the system would deliver the drug at 200ml/h. An update was made
RugloopII(c) to accommodate for this: the new RugloopII(c) requires you to keep
on pushing the 'purge' button while purging. We believe this is an IMPORTANT
SAFETY UPGRADE that all Rugloop TCI users should install. So, if you are a
Rugloop TCI user, please contact us for instructions on how to upgrade your
version with this safety improvement. (Rugloop 10.00)
July 10, 2004
RugloopII(c) now also supports WAVES
CAPTURING for the Aspect A2000, AS3 / S5 monitor. click
here for more information
July 1, 2004
The RugloopII driver for the Siemens SC5000
6000 7000 8000, 9000 is now ready for beta - testing. Interested
testers please mail.
June 08, 2004
Euroanesthesia news: PocketPC
users: click here
May 10, 2004
RugloopII used as foundation for the calculation engine in the Asena (R) PK
syringe pump. More on Alaris Medical Systems website
April 14, 2004
RugloopII, rev. 9.82 supports the new Dräger Zeus anesthesia machine, as well
as an updated version of the Julian and Primus devices.
March 3, 2004
RugloopII (rev. 9.80) is released:
few bug fixes (the application could lock the system when selecting an
unavailable COM port)
devices can be disabled
syringe drug concentration can be adjusted
new component was added targeted to improve research: the STOPWATCH
component. This component can load a series of events upon startup; whenever
the case time is about to cross such an event's time, a countdown is
started. When the event has elapsed, it is added to a list until it is
confirmed by the user. Upon confirm, a log is added to the standard Rugloop
log indicating event time, confirm time, and event notification.
The events are
loaded from a standard comma-separated file, enabling you to create your own
set of events
Februari 1, 2004
It took a long time .... but the new
RugloopII (rev. 9.78) is released:
SUPPORT OF FRESENIUS BASE PRIMEA (TCI)
support for capturing waves from the
connected general-purpose monitors
veterinary applications: support for
capturing analog input values using B&B electronics UD128A8D
6-channel A/D converter
- support for 2 new drugs: dexmedetomidine & midazolam -
see also the spreadsheets on the 'downloads'
Januari 10 , 2003
page has been updated with a lot of new spreadsheet models.
December 15 , 2002
The Dräger Julian ventilator is now
supported by the Rugloop platform.
September 27, 2002
IMPORTANT NEWS! Rugloop, TCI, CE & research -
read our new evolutions here
September 15, 2002
The RugloopII driver for the GE MEdical
systems Marquette Solar monitor is now ready for beta - testing. Interested
testers please mail.
August 1, 2002
* comment buttons
(more than 20 !)? FULLY re-configurable while start button is not pushed yet.
* settings (com
port etc. ) now stored in registry
* cancel button
in configuration dialog
* Philips CMS
monitor series now fully supported.
December 27, 2001
Launch of the DEMED Website