"...the hand, 'teacher and agent of the brain'..." (HG Wells, The War of The Worlds)

The Hand Lab

Equipment

The following equipment is available in The Hand Lab:

Purpose
Details
Photo
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
Magstim BiStim2
- Two Magstim 2002 monophasic stimulators
-BiStim module
- Two trigger interface units
MagStim TMS coils
The MagStim nuclear family
- 70mm Figure-of-8 coil (mummy)
- 100mm double-cone coil (daddy)
- 40mm precision 'branding-iron' coil (junior 1)
- 40mm precision coil (junior 2)
Custom TMS coil positioning system
- Wall-mounted retractable arm
- Manfrotto variable friction arms (x2)
- 4 super clamps
Electrophysiology
ADInstruments Powerlab 16/30
- 16 channel data acquisition
- 2 non-isolated trigger/stimulators
- SCR/GSR acquisition
Electrophysiology
ADInstruments Dual BioAmp & stimulator (x2)
- 4 channel EMG/EOG
- 2 isolated biological stimulator
Motion capture
Polhemus Liberty Long-Range
- 3D motion tracking
- 12+ channels
- 240Hz
- 6 degrees-of-freedom
Motion capture
Polhemus Fastrak
- 3D motion tracking
- 4 channels
- 120/60/40/30Hz (1/2/3/4 channels)
- 6 degrees-of-freedom
National Instruments data acquisition card
PCIe-6321
-24 digital input/output channels
- 16 analogue inputs
- 2 analogue outputs
- 4 timers
Vibrotactile stimulation
Custom-built stimulators
- Piezo-electric
- MRI-compatible
- Frequency & amplitude control
- 2 channels
- 2 BNC triggers
Laser-detecting diodes
Custom-built laser-detected LED diodes (x2) Useful for precise timing and triggering of events
Mirror box
A mirror (45x45cm), stuck to a box (45x45x75cm)
Pegboards
3 pegboards
-25x40cm, with 96 holes and 48 pegs (custom)
- Purdue pegboard
- Grooved pegboard
Chinrest
- Forehead & chin rest
- Adjustable
- Table-mounted
Miscellaneous supplies
All sorts of stuff

Additional facilities (e.g., MRI, EEG, & more TMS) are available at Reading University: Psychology, CINN, Virtual Reality


Some pictures of & from the lab


(just outside)