EP Studios Projects Update

Here’s a rundown of current activity at the EP Studios mothership:

EP Office

EP Office is the flagship project of EP Studios. Version 1.7 is out and basically is the culmination of the original software, which started out as a Microsoft Access version 2 database way back in 1995. It is proprietary software, but very cheap as such things go (less than $100 for the multi-user version). It is basically a Microsoft Office add-on, and as such is tied inextricably to Microsoft Windows. Version 2 of EP Office is a complete rewrite from the ground up, utilizing all the lessons learned from the original program, as well as new perspectives gleaned from my moving from academics to private practice. Version 2 is hosted an a Ruby on Rails platform, is open-source software, and completely web/browser based. Right now the database schema is being designed. As we go along we will upload the program as a demo to the Heroku website.

EP Simulator

EP Simulator despite several years of off and on again work remains in a very alpha-like stage of development. Basically we are trying to work on the Navigator functions first, which have to do with file organization. We are in the process of rewriting the data processing to use a database backbone such as SQLite and MySql. The hard part of EP Simulator, i.e. the actual simulation of arrhythmias, is still somewhat far in the future…


We are working on a gui frontend to configure Clickit scripts using Tkinter and Python. This should allow easy customization of number of clicks, time between clicks, etc.


MorbidMeter also deserves a gui frontend. We would also like to port it to Android, although that will mean rewriting the program in Java. It’s a small and simple program however and this shouldn’t be too hard.

We have some other projects in mind. Stay tuned.

By mannd

I am a retired cardiac electrophysiologist who has worked both in private practice in Louisville, Kentucky and as a Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado in Denver. I am interested not only in medicine, but also in computer programming, music, science fiction, fantasy, 30s pulp literature, and a whole lot more.

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