A low-cost, flexible and lightweight recording system for task analysis using multiple synchronized video cameras

A tech-note explaining how we have used low cost technology to record  multiple synchronized video feeds in a bronchoscopy task analysis will be detailed in the July 2013 issue of Ergonomics in design

Ergonomics in Design: The Quarterly of Human Factors Applications, is intended to serve the needs of practicing human factors/ergonomics professionals who are concerned with the usability of products, systems, tools, and environments.”

The full paper tile is “A low-cost, flexible and lightweight recording system for task analysis using multiple synchronized video cameras” Timothy Coles, Cedric Dumas.

Abstract

The authors report their experience from various task analysis projects in which users have been observed in situ. Solutions for simultaneous video recording, often needed to adequately observe and post analyze a workspace, are discussed. Of the various analog- and digital-based solutions, the authors deem a low-cost solution using entry-level computer hardware to produce sufficiently high-fidelity feedback for most task analysis purposes. Such systems can be acquired and set up by novice computer users for a fraction of the cost of broadcast video systems. A case study demonstrates the application of one such inexpensive solution.

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