Institute of Sport Science

Research Equipment

Sensorimotor laboratory

Research questions regarding perception-action coupling can be investigated in the sensorimotor laboratory which provides a Vicon-T20 system with integrated eye trackers and the possibility to synchronously present visual and auditory stimuli.

Kinematics and Dynamics

Vicon system. Kinematical parameters can be recorded with a VICON-T20-3D-motion capture system. In large measurement volumes (100 m3) the marker-based tracking allows for high-frequent (500 Hz) movement recordings with maximum resolution (2 megapixel) to ensure precise movement analyses.

Nexus software. The VICON system includes ten cameras, which usually are integrated in the sensorimotor laboratory but could also be used outside of the laboratory when mounted on tripods. The recent software version facilitates the exact real-time representation of motion with the result that these data can directly be read in virtual reality displays.

Basler cameras. For kinematic acquisition two (system integrated) Basler-Pilot high-speed cameras (maximum frame rate 210 Hz with a resolution of 640 x 488 px) are available that either function as control for the data gathered by the VICON system or can be used in siolation for laboratory and field recordings solely.

AMTI force plates. Dynamical parameters are recorded by two system integrated force plates working with a frequency up to 1000 Hz. Both plates are mounted on a baseplate which allows - depending on the research question - different dispositions (e.g., shifted one after another for recordings of gait).

Eye Tracking

EyeSeeCam analog. The light-weight EyeSeeCam system (mon- and binocular, 220 Hz) allows high-frequent gaze tracking. As distinct from usual analysis strategies, the simultaneous recordings of the head movements (VICON) allow for an automatisation and online-usage.

EyeSeeCam VOG. Moreover, regarding the non-integrated applications, two EyeSeeCam-VOG systems (video oculographie, 25 Hz) are available. The first superimposes the current gaze position as fixation cross in the video footage of a scene camera whereas the second records the current eye position with gaze-driven cameras.