CIVA Specifications

CIVA software is for research purposes only; not to be used for therapeutic or diagnostic procedures.

CIVA Specifications

Image Capture & Storage

  • Capture and store unlimited images
  • Images stored in user-selected JPG, BMP, or TIF format
  • Capture unlimited thumbnail images and select which to save
  • Manual or automatic file naming
  • Images may be saved with graphic overlay

Video Capture

  • Capture and store real time and time lapse video in .avi format
  • Ability to set maximum recording length
  • Manual and automatic naming options
  • Open and play saved videos within program

Image Annotation Tools

  • Unlimited automatic image labels may be stored and enabled.
  • Freehand text, circles, rectangles, lines, and image measures may be added to captured images
  • User-defined font, color and line width

Viewing Aids

  • 2x and 4x digital zoom
  • Pan image left/right, up/down with user-definable step-size

Measurement Toolbox

  • Tools allow measurement of various embryo parameters on captured images
  • Each measure visible as graphic overlay, including length in micron
    • Zona: 5 zona thickness measurements; Mean & Standard Deviation
    • Embryo: 2 diameter measurements; Mean & Standard Deviation; Blastomere count
    • Pronuclei: 2 diameter measurements for two separate pronuclei; Mean for each pronuclei
    • Drill: 5 hole size measurements; Mean & Standard Deviation
    • Ruler: 5 user-defined measurements; Mean & Standard Deviation

Reports and Output

  • Data Input: Data from keyboard
  • Data from measurements
  • Report: Ova/embryo information, procedure/protocol information
  • Choice of 2 images plus evaluation data or 4 images
  • Output: Printout of report
  • Report stored in JPG format
  • ASCII output of all numerical and alphanumeric fields

Computer Requirements (subject to change)

  • Windows XP Pro (32-bit) and Windows 7 Pro (32-bit)
  • Intel Dual Core (i5 or i7 recommended)
  • 2 GB memory or higher
  • 100 GB hard drive or higher
  • One available USB port for security key
  • Display monitor (min. resolution 1024 x 768)
  • Direct Show compatible digital camera or analog camera with
    digitizer board (and available port to plug video device into)