Hostname: page-component-848d4c4894-nr4z6 Total loading time: 0 Render date: 2024-05-19T02:36:51.124Z Has data issue: false hasContentIssue false

Real-time video recording of eye movements – an inexpensive system

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 August 2007

R Nandi*
Department of Audiological Medicine, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London
A Pajaniappane
Intensive Care Unit, Milton Keynes General Hospital, Milton Keynes
R Palaniappan
Department of Audiological Medicine and Neuro-otology, Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital, London, UK
Address for correspondence: Dr R Nandi, 52 Blenheim Road, London, SW20 9BB, UK. Fax: 44 207 813 8261 E-mail:


Analysis of eye movements is essential for investigating vestibular disturbances. Video-oculography, although expensive, is a valuable and sensitive tool that allows accurate estimation of eye movements. We describe a simple and inexpensive method of recording as well as analysing eye movements using a commercially available miniature digital video surveillance camera and an MP4 digital media recorder.

Short Communications
Copyright © JLO (1984) Limited 2007

Access options

Get access to the full version of this content by using one of the access options below. (Log in options will check for institutional or personal access. Content may require purchase if you do not have access.)


1 Wuyts, FL, Furman, JM, Van de Heyning, P. Instrumentation and principles of vestibular testing. In: Luxon, LM, Furman, JM, Martini, A, Stephens, D eds. Textbook of Audiological Medicine, Clinical aspects of hearing and balance. London: Martin Dunitz, 2003;717–21Google Scholar
2 Sakatani, T, Isa, T. PC-based high speed video-oculography for measuring rapid eye movements in mice. Neurosci Res 2004;49:123–31CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
3 Migliaccio, AA, Macdougall, HG, Minor, LB, Della Santina, CC. Inexpensive system for real time 3 dimensional video-oculography using a fluorescent marker array. J Neurosc Methods 2005;143:141–50CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
4 Imai, T, Sekine, K, Hattori, K, Takeda, N, Koizuka, I, Nakamae, K et al. Comparing the accuracy of video-oculography and the scleral search coil system in human eye movement analysis. Auris Nasus Larynx 2005;32:39CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
5 Baloh, RW, Solingen, L, Sills, AW, Honrubia, V. Caloric testing. 1. Effects of different conditions of ocular fixation. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 1977;86(suppl 43):1CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed