CIISE has the following cutting-edge facilities:
- 3D laser scanner: HandyScan
A 3D scanner is a device that analyzes a real-world object or environment to collect data on its shape and possibly its appearance (i.e. color). The collected data can then be used to construct digital, three dimensional models useful for a wide variety of applications. These devices are used extensively by the entertainment industry in the production of movies and video games. Other common applications of this technology include industrial design, reverse engineering and prototyping, computer vision and documentation of cultural artifacts. Many different technologies can be used to build these 3D scanning devices; each technology comes with its own limitations, advantages and costs. It should be remembered that many limitations in the kind of objects that can be digitized are still present: for example optical technologies encounter many difficulties with shiny, mirroring or transparent objects.
- Eye gaze tracking device: FaceLab
A device and a method for tracking an eye-gaze of an observer. A deep blue or violet light source is used to emit light to eye, particularly to the retina. The deep blue light is partially reflected and partially absorbed by the retina. The absorption is most prominent around the fovea, the area of sharp vision, because of the pigment which protects the fovea from short wavelength radiation. Thus the device and method of tracking eye-gaze according to the invention comprises emitting light having a certain wavelength and transferring the light to the retina of an eye. The wavelength of the light being such as to make the fovea of the eye resolvable. The method further comprises detecting light that is reflected from the eye to form detection information including the resolvable fovea, and mapping the detection information to a predetermined surface, the surface being located at a distance from the eye, the location of the fovea on the surface forming an eye-gaze point.
- Electroencephalography (EEG) system: GrassLab 15LT EEG system
Electroencephalography (EEG) is the measurement of electrical activity produced by the brain as recorded from electrodes placed on the scalp.
Just as the activity in a computer can be perceived on multiple different levels, from the activity of individual transistors to the function of applications, so can the electrical activity of the brain be described on relatively small to relatively large scales. At one end are action potentials in a single axon or currents within a single dendrite, and at the other end is the activity measured by the scalp EEG.