Real-time rotation Vectors

A. A. Migliaccio, M. J. Todd

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Rotation vectors are a useful way of describing eye position without reference to arbitrary axes of rotation since any eye position can be reached from the reference position by rotation about a single axis. A real-time display of rotation vectors would not only help to acquire more reliable data, but would also widen the range of possible eye movement experiments. We describe a novel PC based data acquisition and analysis system which calculates and displays rotation vectors, velocity vectors and Listing's plane in real-time using voltages obtained from a two field coil system. The system was implemented using LabVIEW and optimised using Code Interface Nodes. Off-line processing can be sped up by varying parameters that indicate the amount of available RAM. During processing Listing's plane data can be rotated horizontally, vertically and torsionally. A computer controlled laser target changes position randomly every half second and so the targets are evenly spread, producing an appropriate range of eye positions which are used to calculate Listing's plane.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)73-80
Number of pages8
JournalAustralasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Code-Interface-Node
  • Eye-movement
  • LabVIEW
  • Listing's law
  • Oculomotor
  • Real-time
  • Rotation vectors
  • Torsion
  • Velocity vectors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Bioengineering


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