Event logging interface (ELI)

Automatically sensed behaviors can now be coded live into the data files of The Observer® XT by using the Event Logging Interface (ELI). This innovative tool allows you to replace yourself as the coder, partially or completely, and build your own automated event logging experimental set-up.

  • Reduce event coding time by automating logging of certain events
  • Automatically log switch operated sensors
  • Integrate sensors into your experiments
  • Program the ELI to meet your needs
EL-i Front
The Event Logging Interface can be used to build your own automated event logging experimental set-up.
EL-i Back
You can connect any type of sensor-based switch to one of the input channels. 

Features

With the ELI behavior can be logged automatically. You can connect any type of sensor-based switch (voice activated switch, infrared beam, movement sensor, etc) to one of the twelve input channels on the ELI. On activation of this sensor an entry will be made in the event log.

Twelve input channels enable you to log different events during an experiment. Each input channel can be programmed to send keystrokes, execute macros, emulate mouse buttons, movements, and scrolls when the attached switch sensor reports a closed (or open) state. Each channel can have two assignments due to double command layer functionality. Active command layers can be toggled by one of the inputs or through the installed software. This enables you to log 23 different types of events during an experiment.