Institute of Sport Science

Research Equipment

VR- and PC-laboratory

Titelfoto VR- und PC-Labor

For research questions concerning controlled experiments of small-scale motions, the VR- and PC-laboratory contain a Polhemus Liberty-VR system and various measuring devices for computer experiments.

VR-Fishtank workplace

Cyber Glove III (wired glove). The Cyber Glove III allows for high-frequent (100 Hz) recordings of hand and finger joint angles. Hand and finger positions can be recorded with overall 22 degrees of freedom with the flexion and abduction sensors for each finger as well as sensors at the palm and for the joint posture of the hand.

Polhemus-Liberty. This 3D motion capture system (240 Hz) operates with wired sensors and, therefore, suits especially for the usage at PC workplaces. With eight 6-DoF sensors, mainly, movements of the head, arms and hands are recorded in the VR- and PC-laboratory.

3D LED television. The 42LW659S (LG Electronics) is a 42" television which displays passive 3D stimuli in full HD (1080p) with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 px. In combination with the Polhemus-Liberty system, virtual 3D environments can be rendered and presented as a function of the current head position.

PC workplaces

Vienna test system. The Vienna test system (Schuhfriede GmbH) contains several computerised, psychomotor test procedures (among others, visuomotor eye-hand coordination) and with the additional MLS module it allows for parameter recordings of fine-motor skills (aiming, line tracking, steadiness, tapping).

"KSI-Hebelapparatur". This complex sequencing inventory allows for the study of bimanual sequencing tasks.The operator has to adjust a series of lever configurations (64 configurations with 4032 transition possibilities) in accordance with the displayed symbol specifications on the computer screen while the completion time gets recorded.

Sequence Box. This button-press apparatus allows for the presentation of spatiotemporally structured sequences either on a computer screen, via flashing button sequences and/or via concomitant audio signals. Feedback on spatial and/or temporal errors of the sequence replication are presented on a computer screen.