2021 Sponsors

The Vision Sciences Society thanks the following sponsors for their support of our 2021 meeting.

 

Awards Sponsor

Elsevier/Vision Research

Elsevier is proud to sponsor the 2021 Young Investigator Award and the V-VSS 2021 Elsevier/Vision Research Travel Awards.

Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals advance healthcare, open science and improve performance for the benefit of humanity.

We help researchers make new discoveries, collaborate with their colleagues, and give them the knowledge they need to find funding. We help governments and universities evaluate and improve their research strategies. We help doctors save lives, providing insight for physicians to find the right clinical answers, and we support nurses and other healthcare professionals throughout their careers. Our goal is to expand the boundaries of knowledge for the benefit of humanity.

 

Gold Sponsor

VPixx Technologies

VPixx Technologies welcomes the vision science community to V-VSS 2021.  This year VPixx celebrates our 20th anniversary, and we are marking this special occasion with the launch of two new tools for your research: the LabMaestro Pack&Go Remote Testing Tool and the LabMaestro Hardware Simulator.

Over the past year, the need for remote data collection platforms has become clear. The VPixx team has created LabMaestro Pack&Go, a tool for remote data collection for MATLAB/Psychtoolbox-based experiment protocols.  With Pack&Go researchers can deploy MATLAB/Psychtoolbox experiments to remote participants on a local or global scale, while monitoring communication performance to ensure data quality. This tool allows researchers to test participants using the subject’s own personal computer, with no MATLAB/Psychtoolbox installation required. Consult the VSS Satellite Events if you would like to learn more, or to participate in your first Psychtoolbox Pack&Go experiment!

VPixx Technologies is known for our innovative hardware for vision research.  The PROPixx DLP LED video projector, supporting refresh rates up to 1440Hz, has become a standard for neuroimaging, neurophysiology, and behavioral vision research applications.  The TRACKPixx3 2kHz binocular eye tracker and the DATAPixx I/O hub offer microsecond-precise data acquisition synchronized to stimulus presentation.  This year we launch the LabMaestro Hardware Simulator, a software tool that simulates VPixx hardware, allowing researchers to develop and test experiment protocols while the physical instruments are unavailable or in use. Consult the VSS Satellite Events if you would like to learn more!

Peter April, Jean-Francois Hamelin, and the entire VPixx Team wish you well.

 

Silver Sponsors

Rogue Research Inc.

Rogue Research has been your partner in neuroscience research for over 20 years. As developers of the Brainsight® family of neuronavigation systems for non-invasive brain stimulation, we have helped make transcranial magnetic stimulation more accurate and more reproducible while keeping it simple and effective. 20 years and 600 laboratories later, Brainsight® continues to evolve to meet the needs in non-invasive brain stimulation and has expanded into functional brain imaging. Brainsight NIRS combines the power of neuronavigation to ensure accurate placement of NIRS optodes with our NIRS hardware that incorporates low-profile, TMS, MRI and MEG compatible.

Rogue Research has expanded beyond navigation to develop our own, next-generation, TMS device: Elevate™ TMS. Elevate™ TMS offers control over the pulse shape to ensure more reproducible excitatory or inhibitory effects on the targeted network. While Brainsight® ensures accurate targeting and Elevate™ TMS ensures reliable circuit interaction, Rogue Research is actively developing a robotic positioner to ensure that the plan is accurately and efficiently carried out. The unique design will ensure reachability and simplicity.

Rogue Research also offers our Brainsight® Vet line of neurosurgical navigation tools including our microsurgical robot. We also offer custom and MRI compatible implants, a line of MRI coils and testing chairs.

SR Research Ltd.

SR Research produces the EyeLink family of high-speed eye trackers and has been enabling scientists to perform cutting-edge research since the early 1990s. EyeLink systems are renowned for their outstanding technical specifications, temporal precision, and superb accuracy. The EyeLink 1000 Plus has the world’s lowest spatial noise and can be used in the laboratory and in EEG/MEG/MRI environments. The EyeLink Portable Duo offers the same high levels of data quality in a small, portable package. SR Research also provides sophisticated experiment delivery and analysis software, and a truly legendary support service.

Qualcomm

Qualcomm is the world’s leading wireless technology innovator and the driving force behind the development, launch, and expansion of 5G. When we connected the phone to the internet, the mobile revolution was born. Today, our foundational technologies enable the mobile ecosystem and are found in every 3G, 4G and 5G smartphone. We bring the benefits of mobile to new industries, including automotive, the internet of things, and computing, and are leading the way to a world where everything and everyone can communicate and interact seamlessly.

WorldViz VR

For 20 years, WorldViz VR has helped over 1500 universities, businesses and government organizations to conduct leading edge research with Virtual Reality.

Over the years, WorldViz VR has developed Vizard, a python-based platform that enables users to rapidly build 3D virtual reality applications that solve real world business and research challenges.

At VSS 2021, WorldViz will present for the first time a fully GUI based tool that allows users to collect, review and analyze eye tracking data with support for all the major PC based VR eye tracking devices including the new StarVR One, Vive Pro Eye, Pupil Labs and Tobii VR. It will allow drag and drop adding of videos and 3D models, and many of the most used analytics methods are included into the provided templates.

Build a scene, run your experiment and review in minutes. Fully expandable and modifiable by using the GUI configurator or python code.

The WorldViz components allow integration of highly targeted VR labs, and we are happy to help customers configure their own labs, tailored to their specific needs.