Multidisciplinary Vision Research Laboratory

Overview

The Multidisciplinary Vision Research Laboratory located in the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science is where collaborators from across the RIT campus conduct research in vision, perception, attention, and related areas using innovative eye-tracking technologies and traditional behavioral research methods.

In addition to the RIT-developed Wearable Eye Tracker, the research lab has a full suite of eye-tracking and analysis instrumentation, including wearable, head-mounted, remote, and Dual Purkinje Image eye tracking systems. The lab seeks to address fundamental questions and applied problems relating to perception in complex environments, as well as to develop and utilize new eye-tracking techniques and technologies to make those studies possible.

Instrumentation

The Multidisciplinary Vision Research Lab is equipped with a range of eye tracking instrumentation to record and analyze eye movements; including the Applied Science Laboratories Series 5000 (a head-mounted eye tracker that can monitor eye movements at rates up to 240 Hz.

The Multidisciplinary Vision Research Lab is equipped with a range of eye tracking instrumentation to record and analyze eye movements; including the Applied Science Laboratories Series 504 eye tracker which can monitor eye movements from a distance of up to one meter. Stimuli can be presented on a number of displays, ranging from 17" CRTs to a 50" plasma display.

To extend the study of high-level visual perception beyond the laboratory into the real world, the Multidisciplinary Vision Research Laboratory has developed unique instrumentation that measures and records the eye movements without restricting observers' movement. Centered on custom-built headgear that integrates illumination & imaging optics, video instrumentation, and a LASER calibration system, the RIT Wearable Eye Tracker is a self-contained system that monitors and records eye movements of mobile observers. The current system was designed and built by Jason Babcock, Multidisciplinary Vision Research Lab alum and now president of Positive Science.

People

Jeff Pelz headshot
Endowed Professorship in RIT's Center for Imaging Science
Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science
College of Science
585-475-2783
  • Catherine Fromm
  • Rakshit Kothari
  • Manoj Acharya
  • Gianmarco Callalli
  • Tyler Hayes
  • Robik Shrestha
  • Anjali Jogeshwar
  • Aayush Chaudahary

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