Optotrak Certus 3D Motion Capture System (Northern Digital Inc.; CFI funded)
The Optotrak Certus is a research-grade active marker motion capture system that is often referred to as the gold standard among research scientists. In 3D mode, the Optotrak Certus system has an accuracy of 0.1 mm, a resolution of 0.01 mm, and a max sampling rate of 4600 Hz. In addition, the Optotrak Certus system allows for the real-time synchronization and integration of third party equipment such as eye-trackers, EMG, and force plates. Northern Digital Incorporated is a Canadian manufacturer and developer of industry leading research-grade motion capture systems.
Eyelink 1000 Binocular Eye-tracker (S-R Research; CFI funded)
The Eyelink 1000 system is a binocular eye tracker with a high spatial accuracy (0.25-0.5 degrees), high resolution for eye-tracking (0.01 degrees) and micro-saccade identification (0.05 degrees), has a low noise signal (0.05 degrees), and has a high binocular data collection rate in both the head supported (1000 Hz) and remote settings (500 Hz), and features rapid set-up and calibration processes. SR-Research is a Canadian-based international company who manufacture field leading research grade eye-tracking equipment.
Bagnoli 16 Channel EMG System (Delsys; CFI funded)
The Delsys Bagnoli 16 channel EMG system with software, trigger module, skin interfaces, and reference electrodes. The EMG system measures the muscle activity of 16 muscles during human movement. The unit can sample from multiple other biosensors such as potentiometers, accelerometers, and load cells.
Digitizing Tablet (Wacom)
The Wacom digitizing tablet (Intuos4 XL) allows the participant to use either a pen or mouse on a large aiming surface (46×30 cm) while we record their movements in 2D. During experiments, we can learn much about how people plan and execute their movements from these recordings.
Liquid Crystal Goggles (Translucent Technologies)
The P.L.A.T.O. liquid crystal goggles are used to control the timing of the presentation of the visual environment to the experimental participant. The goggles can open within 4 ms and close within 3 ms. The lenses are clear when open and appear translucent, or milky white when closed.