This September in JoVE, researchers from the School of Medicine at the Free University of Berlin demonstrate a novel method for studying how stroke patients compensate for visual field defects. To do this, our authors make use of a driving simulator complete with brakes, a steering wheel, and turn signals. Using driving simulation software and sophisticated eye tracking, researchers can compare the gaze behavior of stroke patients as they navigate through virtual driving courses with varying degrees of complexity. Though posterior cerebral artery infarction can lead to similar visual deficits in patients, some are able to navigate through the driving courses by developing compensatory eye movements, while others crash into dangerous obstacles, like wild boars. Through the analysis of compensatory gaze behavior employed by patients, our authors see great potential for using driving simulation as a tool to rehabilitate stroke patients trying to overcome the blind spots in their visual fields.
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Embed code vs URL
An embed code allows you to place a JoVE video directly inside of your learning or training environment. Most learning management systems such as Canvas, Blackboard, and Moodle require an embed code for JoVE content to stream.
A URL allows you to place a link in programs such as PowerPoint or Microsoft Word which takes a user to a separate page where they can watch a JoVE video.
Most of the time, you will want to use the embed code. However, there are some environments that don’t support embed codes such as Google Classrooms and MS Teams. In those instances, you can use a URL to still provide access to JoVE videos.
What is an Embed Code?
Basically, it’s a snippet of code that you put on your website that displays as a video. An embed code pulls the video from the original source, allowing you to display a video without having to host the file on your website.
How to embed a video
STEP 1: COPY YOUR EMBED CODE
To generate the embed code, simply click the Copy button above. You can customize it by choosing a specific language for the video, or setting exact dimensions for the video player.
STEP 2: PASTE THE EMBED CODE INTO YOUR ENVIRONMENT
Embed codes can be used in most learning management systems (Canvas, Blackboard, Moodle…), organizational websites, and a host of other tools. The specifics of how to add in an embed code will depend on your environment.
Generally, it involves accessing a text editor, entering the HTML mode on the editor, and pasting in the embed code. Get more details on embedding into specific environments here.