Project Leaders

Dr. Paolo Pretto 
Phone: +49 7071 601-644 
Fax: +49 7071 601-616 

Dr. Ksander de Winkel
Phone: +49 7071 601-643
Fax: +49 7071 601-616 
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February 13, 2017
Two new papers published in PLoS ONE:
- Nesti A, de Winkel K, Bülthoff HH (2017) Accumulation of Inertial Sensory Information in the Perception of Whole Body Yaw Rotation.
(Opens external link in new windowPLoS ONE 12(1): e0170497)
- de Winkel KN, Katliar M, Bülthoff HH (2017) Causal Inference in Multisensory Heading Estimation.
(Opens external link in new windowPLoS ONE 12(1): e0169676)
January 30, 2017
Opens external link in new window27th Oculomotor Meeting - Program
The Program of the 27th Oculomotor meeting (3-4 Feb) is now available for download.
October 25, 2016
27th Oculomotor Meeting
The website for the 27th Oculomotor meeting - held 3-4 February at our institute - is online! Follow the link above.
September 9, 2016
Opens external link in new windowDriving Simulation Conference 2016 VR
Joost Venrooij presented a paper and Paolo Pretto delivered a keynote presentation at the Driving Simulation Conference 2016 VR in Paris, France. The paper was titled: "Comparison between filter- and optimization-based motion cueing in the Daimler Driving Simulator". The keynote was titled: "Twenty years of DSC: a review of driver's motion perception research".

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Five most recent Publications

Katliar M, Fischer J, Frison G, Diehl M, Teufel H and Bülthoff HH (July-12-2017) Nonlinear Model Predictive Control of a Cable-Robot-Based Motion Simulator, 20th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC WC 2017), -. accepted
de Winkel KN, Nesti A, Ayaz H and Bülthoff HH (July-2017) Neural correlates of decision making on whole body yaw rotation: an fNIRS study Neuroscience Letters 654 56–62.
Cleij D, Venrooij J, Pretto P, Katliar M, Bülthoff HH, Steffen B, Hoffmeyer FW and Schöner H-P (May-2017) Comparison between filter- and optimization-based motion cueing algorithms for driving simulation Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour Epub ahead.
Nooij SAE, Pretto P, Oberfeld D, Hecht H and Bülthoff HH (April-2017) Vection is the main contributor to motion sickness induced by visual yaw rotation: Implications for conflict and eye movement theories PLoS ONE 12(4) 1-19.
Nesti A, de Winkel KN and Bülthoff HH (January-2017) Accumulation of Inertial Sensory Information in the Perception of Whole Body Yaw Rotation PLoS ONE 12(1) 1-14.

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QVis: Dynamic motion visualization

What is QVis?

QVis visualizes simulator motions and body motions during motion simulation in synchronized playback with videos and graphs. QVis can be used in every step of the experimental workflow, from preparation of an experiment to presentation of the results. By providing synchronized playback, QVis allows to gain a detailed understanding of a motion simulation, investigate motion cueing problems, visualize the forces acting on the human body, and present the results to colleagues without having to operate the simulator itself.



Dynamically visualize simulator motion in 3D virtual reality
  • Import custom-built 3D simulator models
  • Visualize forces and rotations on virtual head model
Synchronized playback of simulator motion, videos and graphs
  • Import data in text-based format (CSV)
  • Play, pause, and step the playback
Fully customizable workspace
  • Save and restore layouts
  • Easy-to-use user interface
Export playback as screenshots or videos



Preparation: prepare your simulator test in your office
  • Compare the cueing on different simulators
  • Evaluate motion cueing quality
  • Compare motion cueing alternatives
Simulation: visualize simulator motion in real-time
Analysis: evaluate simulator motion
  • Replay an experiment trial
  • Study motion cueing issues
Presentation: show your simulation to others
  • At meetings or events
  • Qvis-VR: immersive experience with Head-Mounted Displays

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Last updated: Friday, 24.03.2017