METU - TAF Modeling and Simulation R&D Center

Human Factors in Defence Systems Laboratory



Functional Near Infrared (fNIR)
fNIR is an optical imaging technology that measures neural activity and hemodynamic response in the prefrontal cortex. The subject wears a sensor on the forehead that includes four IR light sources and ten detectors that are mounted on a flexible band. The fNIR sensor detects oxygen levels in the prefrontal cortex and provides real-time values for oxy-hemoglobin and deoxygenated-hemoglobin. The fNIR data is combined with other physiological variables such as ECG, respiration, cardiac output, blood pressure, electrodermal activity and stimulus response markers to provide researchers with a detailed subject assessment. The system is able to present oxygen changes continuously in real-time as the subject performs different tasks.




Eye Tracker
Device records eye movements in real time and translates it to useful data to be processed later on. It is used with correction lenses.

Human Startle System
Provides skin conductance and startle eyeblink measurements for psychophysiology experiments.