Numerous methods are used at IAD, covering the areas of requirements analysis and structuring, prototyping and evaluation. Various measurement systems and devices as well as laboratories and test environments are available for this purpose.
With eye movement analysis systems it is possible to record gaze target and follow-up movements.
Currently, the sensor-based Captiv system from TEA is used for motion detection at IAD.
The term wearables stands for small, networked computers that are worn on the body. These include smartwatches or fitness wristbands.
A stimulus-response time test can be used to determine performance-based mental stress measurement and attention measurement.
The IAD has a body scanner that allows body measurements to be taken optically.
Augmented reality is the computer-based extension of reality perception. Virtual reality is the creation of a virtual environment.
The IAD has a static driving simulator with high imaging fidelity.
The IAD has a dynamic driving simulator which is equipped with a so-called seat box and a hexapod.
The August-Euler-Airfield in Griesheim is available as a test site for carrying out a wide variety of driving tests.
Various laboratories are available for carrying out usability and user experience tests at the IAD.
In the biomechanics laboratory, measurements are made of isometric maximum forces during different postures.
The flight simulator has most recently been used in several laboratory studies to investigate human influence on landing gear load variation.