fMRI Joystick

    Equipment/facility: Equipment

    • Location

      SLEIC 3T MRI Facility Chandlee Laboratory University Park, PA 16802

      United States

    Description

    MRI-compatible joystick for fMRI experiments

    Uses
    Designed to give a joystick/game controller option for use in fMRI experiments

    Specifications
    Handheld for the 932 interface
    Two axis shaft encoder control
    Angular range: 30 degrees (+/-15 degrees)
    A wide variety of serial and USB outputs are available for Windows, Mac and Linux computers for high speed and demanding applications
    Two 1 in. (2.5 cm) long levers on grip for thumb and trigger buttons
    Grip: 4.5 tall (11.5 cm)
    Overall height: 6.0 in. (15.24 cm); Base: 1.5 in. (3.75 cm) high, 4.5 in. (11.25 cm) diameter
    10 ft (3 m) long fiber pigtailed connector
    Requires 8-channel removable fiber optic bundle (BNSC-55-12, BNSC-80-12 or BNSC-100-12)
    Active light levels for handheld identification and gain adjustment

    Details
    The fiber optic joystick was purchased from Current Designs. The fiber optic joystick is non-magnetic, non-electronic, and entirely made out of plastic, so will not add noise to the images or raise safety concerns in the MR/MEG room or similarly demanding environments. The complete system includes the joystick, the interface, removable fiber optic bundle, and power supply and computer cables. The system can also interface with any of the other response box designs available from Current Designs.

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