The EGG is comprised of eight Christie Mirage WU-L WUXGA projectors with Autocal and an embedded Christie Twist. The solution is on a raised platform, which allows researchers to conduct their work on sitting and standing participants while encompassing the full 110-degree view in which humans are able to see.
York University was able to purchase the solution from a Canadian Foundation for Innovation grant.
Laurence Harris, director of the Centre for Vision Research, says the EGG will give his team the opportunity to better study the loss of human senses in “unusual environments,” such as space or underwater, and how their balance and motion are affected as a result.
Harris also says he wants to use the solution to do more research on the role of peripheral vision on motion and balance of the elderly.
“You experience self-motion sitting down, when driving a car or piloting an aircraft, but most of the time we walk,” said Harris, in a previous statement. “That’s particularly important because one of the projects we want to look at is the maintenance of balance and stability in the elderly, to understand the cues they use to stay upright. The EGG has enabled us to do experiments that we couldn’t do before.”