Medical Imaging Toolkit
The "MITO - Medical Imaging TOolkit" project coagulates a number of activities aimed at defining and implementing an open-source, cross-platform software architecture for advanced Medical Imaging. MITO toolkit makes it possible to fetch radiological information and images stored in a PACS according to the standard format DICOM, then provides the final user with basic functionalities such as 2D-3D visualization (VR, SR, MIP), image segmentation and fusion, ROI. Moreover, MITO provides interaction techniques for manipulating 3D medical data in a virtual environment by 2 DOF input devices.
MITO is an open source software released under the terms of the GNU General Public License.
To download the latest version of MITO (binaries and source code) go to:
Work in progress - MITO v2.2
Video - controller-free medical image exploration with MITO + Kinect
|MITO v2.2 - Medical image exploration via Kinect||MITO v1.0|
How to connect your Wiimote to your computer via Bluetooth
MITO is able to detect a Wiimote connected to the system. To use the Wiimote as input device, first it has to be connected via Bluetooth with your PC. The Wiimote is equipped with a bluetooth controller that is designed to be used with devices which follow the Bluetooth Human Interface Device (HID) standard, such as keyboards and mice. The Bluetooth HID is directly based upon the USB HID standard, and much of the same documentation applies. First, you need a compatible bluetooth device, internal or external. If you have an external USB dongle, plug it in, install the included drivers, and restart your computer.
N.B. the Wiimote needs to track an IR led to be used as a pointing device. If you don’t have an IR led, simply put a candle or a lighter near your monitor to make the pointing work.
How to set up and connect to your Wiimote with BlueSoleil
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