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RESOURCES

The Black Lab hosts several resources that are cutting-edge and vital to new research in the Center for Human-Computer Interaction. This page details those resources and how to reserve them using the HCI Equipment Reservation system.


Black Lab

Users of the HCI Equipment Reservation system are expected to make reservations for the specific resources they will be using (for instance, the Gigapixel Display and the Vicon Tracking System). There is one special exception, the Black Lab Curtain Area For Experiment resource. Only reserve this resource if you are running an experiment in the Black Lab curtain area and need the whole curtain area. When making any reservation, be sure to check all other reservations for conflicts.

If a user wishes to change the configuration of one of the following resources, they must contact the Black Lab Committee first for permission.


Audio Capture System

Includes the sound mixer, conference microphone, wireless receiver, wireless headsets, and Alesis audio capture system. If you want to book individual pieces send an email to the Black Lab Committee.

Documentation: Audio Capture System Guide

Fakespace Workbench

Talk to Joe Gabbard

Gigapixel Display

HMD (Head Mounted Display)

Includes display, control box, and cable for connecting the display to the control box.

Intersense System

The tracked space immediately in front of the VisWalls.
Philips Plasma TV

Vicon Tracking System


Video Capture System

Includes two Sony cameras.

VisBlocks

VisWalls

Documentation: Viswalls Usage Guide


Mobile Equipment


For mobile equipment, users are expected to first make the proper reservation using the reservation system and then to physically contact a member of the Black Lab Committee to retrieve the equipment.


5DT Gloves 
AlienBees Strobe Kit

Eye Trackers

Usage approval required - unapproved reservations are subject to removal. Email the Black Lab Committee for more information. 

Fakespace Pinchgloves

Includes left and right pinchgloves, the control box, and the power adapter for the control box.

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Fujitsu Lifebook (Tablet PC)

HP iPaq PDAs

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i-Visor Personal Display System

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IBM Thinkpads (Tablet PC)

JVC Cameras

Includes power cable, battery, and any necessary capture cables, AV cables, and the tape inside.

JVC Professional DV/VHS Decks

Measurand Shapetape

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Motion Capture Suits
nNovia Recorders

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Optitrack Motion Capture System

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Panasonic Cameras

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Smith-Victor Lights

Sony Cameras

Includes power cable, battery, and any necessary capture cables, AV cables, and the tape inside.

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Sony Headphones

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Tripod Manfrotto 3258s

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Tripod SLIKs


Other Equipment


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Canon XL1 3-CCD Cameras

Includes wide angle and normal zoom lenses. See Dr. Ehrich.

Documentation: Instruction Manual



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