The Purpose of

Research, Experiment, Communication

VisionLab is a specialized laboratory of the Institute of Solid Mechanics, Mechatronics and Biomechanics, FME BUT.


The purpose of the VisionLab laboratory is the development and application of optical measuring techniques in the domain of experimental mechanics and computer vision research.


VisionLab’s expertise focuses on the analysis of deformations, vibrations, and the development of solutions for industrial metrology in cooperation with the X-Sight company.

Education Focused on Practice

An essential aspect of all VisionLab’s activities is the practical applicability of acquired knowledge, know-how and technology. VisionLab is a cooperative platform for connecting the education of engineering mechanics with computer vision used in industrial practice.


VisionLab stimulates the improvement and promotion of pedagogical and research activities through the practical cooperation of students and teachers with representatives of business companies. The aim is to implement industrial contracts and research projects and to create practically oriented study programs.


The laboratory provides facilities equipped with state-of-the-art measuring devices and supports the necessary convergence of theoretical and experimental aspects of mechanical engineering studies. This approach leads students to a comprehensive view of solving engineering problems.

Laboratory Equipment

VisionLab’s equipment includes optical measurement systems:


  • 3D DIC measuring system with Alpha 3D stereoscopic stress-strain analysis software
  • 3D DIC measuring system with Mercury RT stereoscopic stress-strain analysis software
  • 2D DIC measuring system with Alpha stress-strain analysis software
  • Stereoscopic microscope with Alpha 3D DIC stress-strain analysis software


Instruments and devices for measuring strain, force, velocity, acceleration are available for use with the above measuring systems. Furthermore, lab equipment includes test rigs and kits for experimental modal analysis, operating deflection shape identification, vibrodiagnostics and sample preparation:


  • Universal testing machine ZWICK Z020-TND including a temperature test chamber ranging from -60 to 250 °C
  • Tensile testing machine for miniature specimen – 500 N
  • MTS 3000 test rig for hole drilling method
  • Sensors for measurement of strain, force, displacement, acceleration, velocity, turning speed, and pressure
  • QuantumX – 16-channel DMS, manufactured by HBM
  • Spider8 (2x) data acquisition system – 16 strain gauge or inductive channels
  • Pulse Lan XI data acquisition system (6 channels for acceleration, velocity, microphones)
  • Pulse DynX data acquisition system (22 channels for acceleration, velocity, microphones)
  • MGCplus dynamic data acquisition system – 32-channel DMS, 8-channels induction input, 4-channel thermocouples
  • MIKRON 110 laboratory precision saw
  • KOMPAKT 1031 universal grinding and polishing device