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DO I NEED MONOCULAR OR BINOCULAR IR VIDEO GOGGLES?

Both monocular (one camera) and binocular (two cameras) units enable you to record eye movement during 15 different bedside vestibular tests, including Emory Clinical Vestibular Chair test.


The primary difference between the two units is that binocular goggles allow you to view disconjugate eye movement.  For some clinicians this may not be critical, but it can be valuable advanced vestibular clinicians, and for those working in areas such as neurology or traumatic brain injury.

Note that when testing with binocular goggles, a computer must be used to record eye movement.  This allows viewing of both eyes and a room camera, but makes them less compact and versatile than monocular goggles which can be used with smartphone, tablet or computer.


Vesticam2 IR video goggles come standard as monocular units.  An extra camera unit and leads can be purchased separately to allow for binocular viewing.  Once set up for binocular, you can easily unclip one camera unit to use as monocular.

DOES VESTICAM2 HAVE AN INTERNAL FIXATION LIGHT?

Yes!  Press the button at the end of the joy-stick to switch the internal fixation light on and off.  The goggles must be attached to a recording device for the fixation light to work.

CAN I SWAP THE CAMERA TO RECORD EITHER EYE?

Yes! Camera units can be switched from one eye to the other in seconds.  The simple twist and lock mechanism prevents any image slippage.  The eye cover can be removed and swapped in the same way.

WHAT TESTS CAN I USE VESTICAM2 GOGGLES FOR?

Vesticam2 IR goggles make it possible to use tests that are sensitive, specific and have a low vulnerability to bias.   Vesticam2 supports 15 clinically and academically accepted vestibular tests.  Click here for a full list.


Adding a second camera enables you to use Vesticam2 as a binocular unit to view disconjugate eye movement.


Vesticam units cannot be used for Test of Skew or Convergence testing.

DOES VESTICAM2 FIT THE FACES OF SMALL CHILDREN AS WELL AS ADULTS? 

Yes!  Vesticam2 has a robust but flexible goggle mounting plate that has been designed to fit young and old, and broad and small faces.  The ability to slide the camera through 22mm range combined with the patented Vesticam joystick add even more flexibility and comfort for your patients.

CAN PATIENTS USE VESTICAM2 WITH A FACE MASK IN PLACE?

Yes! Because the Vesticam2 Video Goggles keep the patient’s nose free, they remain completely light tight, even if the patient is wearing a face mask.

WHAT’S INCLUDED WITH VESTICAM2?

Vesticam2 comes standard as monocular IR video goggles with no recording device. 

The monocular package includes:

  • Flexible and adjustable goggles mounting plate, with quick release side buckles

  • Removable and reusable silicone eye cups

  • Eye cover cylinder (to remove fixation)

  • Camera unit cylinder, with internal fixation light (1m lead)

  • 2m extension lead for optional use with smartphone, tablet or computer

  • USB-A adaptor for connection to PC/Laptop/Mac

  • Lanyard

  • Secure, zippered carry case with extra internal storage section


Optional extras:

  • Android phone recording device with Vesticam App pre-installed.  No SIM card.

  • Camera unit cylinder, with internal fixation light (1m lead) and dual extension leads to allow binocular viewing

  • Additional Silicone eye cups

CAN ANYONE USE VESTICAM 2 IR GOGGLES?

We recommend that only trained vestibular clinicians use Vesticam2 (or any IR video goggles).  Interested in further training? click here to find out more about vestibular competency courses and further education.

DO YOU TRAIN CLINICIANS TO USE VESTICAM2 IR VIDEO GOGGLES?

For qualified vestibular clinicians, Vesticam2 is very easy and intuitive to set up and use.  Check out our Quick Set Up PDF and video here.


If you want to arrange for in-person or online training sessions contact us directly.


We recommend that only trained vestibular clinicians use Vesticam2 or any IR video goggles.  If you are interested in further training, click here to find out more about vestibular competency courses and further education.

WHAT RECORDING DEVICES CAN BE USED WITH THE VESTICAM2 IR VIDEO GOGGLES?

Vesticam IR video goggles can be used with an android smartphone, tablet, or computer (PC or Mac).


To view and record eye movement on an android phone or tablet, you will need the Vesticam App.The Vesticam App is intuitive and user-friendly android software designed for vestibular clinicians.The App will not work on an iPhone or computer.


To view and record eye movement on a computer (PC or Mac) you can use either the standard video viewing software which comes with most computers, or freely available encrypted OBS software.Vesticam recommends and supports the use of OBS, and provides free setup support of OBS with modifications to make it perfect for use by vestibular clinicians.

CAN I USE THE VESTICAM2 IR GOGGLES WITH MY OWN SMART PHONE?

An android recording device supplied by Vesticam comes with the free Vesticam App pre-installed, is fast, has good quality screen image and good quality sound for recording.

Vesticam IR video goggles can be used with most android mobile phones/smartphones and tablets with operating systems > version 9.   To use your own smartphone with Vesticam IR video goggles you will need to upload the Vesticam App.

Eye movement videos are considered medical records.   Vesticam does not recommend or support using a phone with a SIM card in situ.

iPhones and iPads do not work with Vesticam’s IR video camera.

WHERE DO I GET THE VESTICAM APP?

Please contact support if you have purchased a Vesticam IR video goggles unit and wish to upload the Vesticam App onto your own smartphone or tablet. 

CAN I RENAME VIDEOS TO BE CONSISTENT WITH MY OWN PATIENT FILING SYSTEMS?

Yes!  You can easily rename all eye movement videos.

Files in the Vesticam App are named by time and date/ patient name/ test/ eye (L or R) /clinician.  To rename in the Vesticam App go to Image Library > Select and Play Video > Select the pencil icon to edit.   Files can also be pre-named prior to recording.


Files in OBS software can be renamed using the edit function.

CAN I TRANSFER VESTICAM VIDEOS OFF A SMARTPHONE TO OTHER STORAGE (EG. PC, MAC, CLOUD)?

Yes.  Videos can be easily transferred to another computer or to cloud storage.  Click here for a diagram of the 5 ways to transfer patient videos or refer to the Users' Manual.

CAN I SHARE VESTICAM2 VIDEOS WITH OTHERS?

Yes, files can be shared in all the usual ways.  Because video files are very large, only videos of 90 seconds or less can be shared by email.  For larger files, a file sharing service like Google Drive, Dropbox or Microsoft OneDrive are suitable.

IS VESTICAM2 GUARANTEED?

Yes!  Vesticam2 IR Video Goggles are covered by a 30 day money back guarantee and a full 1-year replacement guarantee on parts and software, when used according to instructions.

I’M FROM A COUNTRY OTHER THAN AUSTRALIA.  CAN I PURCHASE AND USE VESTICAM2 IR GOGGLES?

Vesticam is approved for use in Australia and New Zealand.    If you are from New Zealand please contact us for more information about your local distributor.


International clinicians are required to:

  • agree to use the goggles “For Research or Education Purposes Only”.

  • be responsible for paying any customs/duties/taxes/import fees required by the relevant country 

  • recognise that there may be limitations and delays related to time differences  

  • take responsibility for all shipping costs


To purchase outside of Australia please contact us.

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