An integrated ball projection technology for the study of dynamic interceptive actions

STONE, Joseph, PANCHUK, D., DAVIDS, Keith, NORTH, Jamie, FAIRWEATHER, I. and MAYNARD, Ian (2014). An integrated ball projection technology for the study of dynamic interceptive actions. Behavior Research Methods, 46 (4), 984-991.

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Dynamic interceptive actions, such as catching or hitting a ball, are important task vehicles for investigating the complex relationship between cognition, perception, and action in performance environments. Representative experimental designs have become more important recently, highlighting the need for research methods to ensure that the coupling of information and movement is faithfully maintained. However, retaining representative design while ensuring systematic control of experimental variables is challenging, due to the traditional tendency to employ methods that typically involve use of reductionist motor responses such as buttonpressing or micromovements. Here, we outline the methodology behind a custom-built, integrated ball projection technology that allows images of advanced visual information to be synchronized with ball projection. This integrated technology supports the controlled presentation of visual information to participants while they perform dynamic interceptive actions. We discuss theoretical ideas behind the integration of hardware and software, along with practical issues resolved in technological design, and emphasize how the system can be integrated with emerging developments such as mixed reality environments. We conclude by considering future developments and applications of the integrated projection technology for research in human movement behaviors.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Centre for Sport and Exercise Science
Identification Number: 10.3758/s13428-013-0429-8
Depositing User: Hilary Ridgway
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2014 10:36
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2015 08:00

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