Benetton Human Performance Centre (HPC Super
Gym) at Enstone in Oxfordshire have been using
BATAK equipment now for over 18 months to test,
compare and optimise the performance of their
F1 Drivers and other prestigious clients such
as mountain bikers, around the World Yachtsmen
Working with the HPC Manager Bernie Shrosbree
we have developed a special peripheral
vision program testing facility on
BATAK Pro used only by Benetton which has proved
highly successful for its intended purpose.
is Peripheral vision?
The back of your eye - the Retina - is made
up of two types of light sensors - rods and
cones, only the cones being colour sensitive.
Unfortunately, these rods and cones are not
evenly clustered and fall off at the edges or
periphery of the Retina, especially the colour
sensing ones - the cones. The consequences of
this are simply that it becomes difficult to
resolve images and shapes and colour from the
corners of your eyes.
is possible, however, to detect flickering light
or changing light via peripheral vision and
this is of course very important from the Sporting
point of view...to see this for yourself, turn
your head so that you are looking indirectly
at an ordinary fluorescent light, you can often
see the 100 cycle flicker from the corners of
of fluorescent light: flicker rate and light
source effects on visual performance and visual