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Hand trial task

Hi, I am trying to trace the hand trial and thereby asking the participants to draw objects on the screen. I did find a sample custom task for hand trial in below link: https://kinarm.com/download/path-vcode-demo-hand-trail/ But, it indicates that the task only works in Dexterit 3.7 or above. However i am using Dexterit- 3.6 and would not want to change it to maintain a consistency with my other custom tasks that I have built for 3.6 version. Could you let me know if it is possible to adapt the hand trial task for Dexterit -3.6 version ? I tried changing the Vcode parameters but it does not seem to work as the Vcode in this task seems to refer to a different target type. Thanks, Yokhesh
2 Answers
Koloman Varady Staff answered 2 years ago
Hi Yokhesh, The task uses the path vcode type which was introduced in Dexterit-E 3.7. The path vcode lets you draw 25 targets per vcode and the task uses about 50 (if I recall correctly) vcodes.. for about 1000 short lines to make up the hand path. In Dexterit-E 3.6, there are only 50 vcodes total supported. So it would be a much shorter path. In Dexterit-E 3.6, you could use the (x, y) points generated in the task and use them to create 50 line-type vcodes and see what that looks like and if that's good enough for your task. Another option is installing Dexterit-E 3.7 (or later) alongside Dexterit-E 3.6. Because we know ongoing studies shouldn't switch versions, we've designed Dexterit-E such that different versions can exist on the same computer and will not conflict with each other.   Cheers, Koloman
Yokhesh Krishnasamy Tamilselvam answered 2 years ago
Thanks, Koloman. I was able to implement it in Dexterit-E 3.9.