Lab equipment

The Noldus portable usability lab is the complete solution for on-site usability testing. You can easily study Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) in your test participant’s workspace or office. Designed for easy transportation, our portable lab fits in one Carry On Case and can make all the difference in your behavioral research.

  • Perform field research studies.
  • Synchronous recordings of Human-Computer Interactions, video, and audio.
  • High resolution screen capturing, operating system independent.
  • Designed for traveling.
  • Quick set-up.
  • Cost-effective.


Designed for traveling

The entire lab weighs approximately 11 kg (25 lbs) and is built into a rugged Carry On Case. Noldus portable labs are specially designed for traveling; as carry-on luggage on an airplane, or put it in the trunk of your car.

Quick set-up

A Noldus portable lab is set up under 10 minutes. Once you have arrived on site, you can start working quickly! As all the equipment works together perfectly, you only have to connect the wires and set up the camera. 


A Noldus portable lab is a user-friendly package, consisting of high quality components to guarantee excellent results. Using this equipment can save you valuable time in an on-site observation. And less time means earlier results against less cost!

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The portable lab has a quick set-up. In ten minutes you are ready to start observing!
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The lab contains all you need for on-site usability recordings. 


Our portable lab contains all the equipment you need to make on-site usability recordings, including a laptop, a webcam, and a digital screen capture device. The Observer® XT software can be integrated into your lab. It allows you to add comments, mark tasks, and score usability hits during screen capture and video recording. The Observer XT helps you to maximize the value of live or video recorded sessions. It is combined with MediaRecorder, our innovative tool for synchronous video recording. As an addition to this portable lab, you can order an event logging keyboard or a Mobile Device Camera. These additions enable you to code your recordings in great detail or to record Human-Mobile interaction on-site. You can customize your lab so it fits your needs!

Modular design

A Noldus portable lab is designed as a modular platform allowing you to add additional equipment such as a heart rate monitor, an eye tracker, or a mobile device camera. We also offer many devices you can add to the lab. Of course you can also add your own tools.

Extensive analysis

To get the most of your research data, use The Observer XT for calculating usability metrics, visualizing processes, and statistical analysis. The Observer XT also allows you to select and export interesting highlight clips of video and data for presentational purposes.