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Joystick Fiber Optic Response Pad for computer research tasks in fMRI and MEG

Requires the 932 interface and 12 fiber bundle

All plastic construction


Current Designs' fMRI joystick is the perfect choice for a wide range of computer response tasks used in the human brain mapping project. It is non-magnetic, non-electronic, and entirely made out of plastic, so will not add noise to the images or raise safety concerns in the MR/MEG room or similarly demanding environments. There is a less expensive, non-MR trainer available for this response pad for use outside the magnet room.


  • Handheld for the 932 interface
  • Two axis shaft encoder control
  • Angular range: 30 degrees (+/-15 degrees).
  • A wide variety of serial and USB outputs are available for Windows, Mac and Linux computers for high speed and demanding applications
  • Two 1 in. (2.5 cm) long levers on grip for thumb and trigger buttons.
  • Grip: 4.5 tall (11.5 cm)
  • Overall height: 6.0 in. ( cm); Base: 1.5 in.(3.75 cm) high, 4.5 in. (11.25 cm) diameter
  • 10 ft (3 m) long fiber pigtailed connector
  • Requires 8-channel removable fiber optic bundle (BNSC-55-12, BNSC-80-12 or BNSC-100-12)
  • Active light levels for handheld identification and gain adjustment

What Else Is Needed

This handheld response device needs an electronic interface to function -- that converts the optical signals to standard computer interfacing signals. In most cases you will also need a long optical fiber extension bundle to allow this device to be used at a distance from the interface unit. The required interface and compatible bundles are shown below in the Related Products section.

magnet safe This item contains no metal, nothing electronic, and nothing magnetic. It can be used safely in the magnet room.
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Price $3,150.00
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