Columbia University MRI Center at the Neurological Institute
CUIMC uses Current Designs response devices. Both the trackball and button boxes are available. All are completely non-magnetic/ non-electronic, and will not add noise to the images or raise safety concerns.
Responses can be collected using PST's Celeritas® Fiber Optic Response System. They provide the option of Button Response Units (BRUs) and Joysticks. The BRUs and Joysticks fit a variety of hand sizes and are constructed entirely of non-metallic components. The units communicate button presses through fiber optic cabling which connects to an Interface Console located in the control room through a wave guide.
The Interface Console displays participant responses via LED indicators and includes a set of buttons to make responses for the participant as needed. The system integrates with E-Prime® through a USB connection.
The BRUs and Joysticks are assembled using chemical resistant, medical grade, biocompatible plastic built to withstand repeated cleaning without degradation.
Current Designs brand devices include handheld computer button boxes, joysticks and trackballs for use in fMRI tasks. All are completely non-magnetic/ non-electronic, and will not add noise to the images or raise safety concerns.
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS)
Nathan Kline Institute