Friday, October 16, 2009

A mouse playing Quake

To study neurological activity i moving animals, scientist are using the open source Quake II engine.

Tank’s team designed an apparatus in which a mouse, its head firmly held in a metal helmet, walks on the surface of a styrofoam ball. The ball is kept aloft by a jet of air, so that it functions like a multidirectional treadmill. Around it are sensors taken from optical computer mice, which read the ball’s movement as the mouse runs.

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(via boingboing)