Research

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Motion Sensor Technologies

One method we use for our studies is the Kinect motion sensor. This is hardware, originally developed to control a game console, which provides infrared images in addition to normal audio and video recordings. This makes it possible to record the movements of children in three-dimensional space and, for example, to investigate changes in their posture. Find more information on our body posture analysis here.

Hepach, R., Vaish, A., & Tomasello, M. (2015). Novel paradigms to measure variability of behavior in early childhood: Posture, gaze, and pupil dilation. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 858. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00858

Hepach, R., Vaish, A., & Tomasello, M. (2017). The fulfillment of others’ needs elevates children’s body posture. Developmental Psychology, 53, 100-113. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/dev0000173