Simulation and virtual reality

For research in virtual environments we offer custom lab solutions. They include The Observer® XT as the integration platform of all hardware and software, video, screen captures and data acquisition from the simulator software. Physiological readings can offer important extra information about emotions and mental load.


Together with you, Noldus designs the perfect training and simulation facility, each of which are customized according to the specific needs of the researchers. Two Noldus products, Viso® and The Observer XT, are at the core of your lab. You can extend your set up with physiological measurement systems or eye trackers. All integrated by us into one research set up.

Eye trackers

By using an eye tracker, you can accurately and unobtrusively assess somebodies gaze behavior, allowing you to observe and analyze what a  person is looking at, in which order and how long. In a real or virtual environment.

Data integration and analysis

The Observer XT is the professional and user-friendly software tool for the collection, analysis, and presentation of observational data. Its seamless integration with data acquisition systems makes behavioral research easy and efficient.

Interesting publications

A diverse collection of scientific articles citing Noldus products are published in renowned journals each week. Below you can find a list of scientific publications in this area. 

  • Kujala, R. (2012). Browsing the information highway while driving: three in-vehicle touch screen scrolling methods and driver distraction. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, DOI: 10.1007/s00779-012-0517-2.