Barany Chair

The Barany Chair, named after the Austro-Hungarian otologist Róbert Bárány, is a device which is used for aerospace physiology training, especially for student pilots. For his work on the physiology and pathology of the vestibular apparatus Bárány received the 1914 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine.


For investigating the functional condition of the vestibular apparatus


The general reaction of the body to rotation is observed



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The training system will provide the following features:

Chair Frame

Chair frame including upper and lower steel frame, mountable on the floor. Servomotor with power supply, transmissions, sensors and controller including interface to a computer.

Headrest and Armrests

Headrest, armrests and additional leg and foot rest. This guarantees that the trainees feet will not touching the floor. Adjustable support for the back, head, feet and arms in order to provide training for different human body sizes. 2-point lap seat belt, which ensures the safety of the trainee and which gives the trainee the possibility to bend over head and body towards the knees.

Control Computer

Control computer with interface to the motor controller. Drive control software for the setup of reference values for speed and acceleration. Start/Stop operator panel with emergency stop button for the operator. The control and safety system is a hardware based safety circuit.


Kingdom of Saudi-Arabia 2014

Two units of the Barany Chair have been delivered in 2014.

The Netherlands 2013

The first unit was delivered in 2013.