Conduct saccade-based studies inside or outside the lab with our portable remote eye tracker @ 250 Hz for researchers who require both mobility and high sampling rate.
What eye tracking delivers
Researchers study the development of linguistic abilities in the acquisition of first language in children, and second language in adults to understand how linguistic competence changes as people acquire or loose language during their lifespan.
Exploring eye movement patterns helps researchers identify developmental disorders and difficulties in language processing that may be linked to auditory, socio-emotional or neurological deficits.
Modern eye tracking solutions for developmental linguistics research are versatile to be used in traditional lab setups as well as in real-life communication scenarios to –
- Study what eye movement patterns tell us about children’s linguistic development
- Analyze babies’ gaze while they learn to see the world around them
- Determine what are the differences in visual behavior between children with and without language disorders
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SMI Experiment Suite Scientific software offers a very elegant solution for designing and analyzing Visual World and Preferential Looking experiments. With Proportion of Looks I can aggregate data over multiple stimuli and trials – which is very useful.
Dr. Paula Rubio-Fernandez
Center for the Study of Mind in Nature, University of Oslo
Me and my colleagues are impressed with the SMI remote eye tracking system: Even when working outside of a traditional lab, the system shows reliable calibration or track performance. We travel around a lot with the system – on busses, ferries, air planes to schools and kindergartens. On-site, the system is easy to set-up and fully functional within 5 minutes.
Dr. Björn Lundquist
Department of Language and Linguistics, University of Tromsø
The high quality data output of the SMI system, including trigger pulses and messages, allows our EYE-EEG toolbox to synchronize it with EEG data at millisecond precision for the analysis of saccade- and fixation-related potentials, e.g. in natural reading.
Dr. Olaf Dimigen
Department of Psychology, Humboldt University Berlin
Our StimTracker for SMI provides a customized second output which allows to send up to eight signals simultaneously to the SMI eye tracking data file and to any one of these EEG recorders: AD Instruments, ANT Neuro, Biopac, Biosemi, Brain Products, EGI, MindWare, and Neuroscan.
Eye tracking enhanced our study in two key ways: eye movements offered an objective measure to investigate teachers' visual processing of classroom events, and using gridded AOIs allowed us to specify where and what teachers were looking at in the classroom.
Charlotte Wolff, PhD
Welten Institute: Research Centre for Learning, Teaching, and Technology, Open University of the Netherlands
The plug and play integration of BIOPAC and SMI measurement solutions reveals how visual information evokes physiological reactions. The integrative approach allows researchers to easily access complete participant response data for their analysis.
CEO, BIOPAC Systems
The Proportion of Looks module, when combined with the Stimulus Properties editor and the new Composite feature, allows us to export Visual World data in a statistics-ready format. This saves a lot of the programming effort that would be required when carrying out Visual World eye-tracking studies with other less user-friendly systems.
Prof. Harald Clahsen
Institute for Multilingualism, University of Potsdam
I successfully used an early release of the Digital Classroom to conduct reading experiments with children. Users of the upgraded launch product will benefit from the improved control it affords the researcher. In the past, multi-station experiments have meant going from PC to PC to say, start the experiment. Being able to control all aspects remotely means uniform experimental conditions and a more manageable research environment.
Dr Sascha Tamm
Center for Applied Neuroscience, Freie Universität Berlin
The new small recording unit allows the teacher in a classroom to freely move around. This way, students and teachers quickly forget that they are part of a study.
Prof. Kai Schnabel Cortina
School of Education, University of Michigan
SMI high-speed eye tracking enabled us to investigate the first 100-120 msec of behavioural response of the visual system to stimulus onset - a previously unexplored temporal window of visual object recognition.
Directeur de Recherche CNRS
We use the SMI REDn Scientific which has a large headbox that is perfect when our child subjects move around during the experiment. It allows for fast and accurate recording of children’s point of gaze.
Prof Michael C. Frank
Associate Professor of Psychology at Stanford University
Clinicians want objective markers that they can integrate with clinical judgment and other measures. The SMI RED250mobile eye tracker with its portable design at 250 Hz high-speed eye tracking is a great tool to conduct scientific research not only in the lab but also at schools and clinical offices. In combination with SMI ‘s powerful BeGaze analysis software, we are beginning to show validity in detecting autism spectrum disorder in young children.
Cleveland Clinic Children's Center for Autism
With the smooth integration of Brain Products and SMI, customers interested in combining eye tracking and EEG no longer have to program their own scripts to merge co-registered data. This allows researchers to fully focus on data interpretation.
PhD, CEO and President Brain Vision LLC.
Eye tracking adds important quantitative data to translation research. This helps identify cognitive processes in reading, translation and writing from observable behavior, thus informing the development of advanced translation research, translation technology and of new translator education tools.
Prof. Michael Carl & Prof. Emer. Arnt Lykke Jakobsen
CRITT, Copenhagen Business School
Since many of our participants are tested during the acute post-stroke phase, we need to be able to bring the eye tracker to the hospital and easily move it between clinical units to best accommodate our patients. The RED250mobile is basically no bigger than a stapler, so this can easily be accommodated. Despite the fact that many of our participants have age-related eye conditions and wear glasses, we’ve found that calibration has been accurate and easy to establish.
Dr. Maya Libben
University of British Colombia Okanagan
For the specification and development of the new iView 2K platform we left no stone unturned, questioning every assumption about existing high performance eye trackers. The result is a platform that combines the latest innovations and thinking in computer vision, eye modelling, camera technology, optics, illumination, interface technology and modular and user centered design - delivering ultimate tracking quality for the broadest range of research cases and participants.
Dr. Meike Mischo
Product Manager, SensoMotoric Instruments
With the improved sampling rate and lightweight design of the new generation of eye tracking glasses, this has become an incredibly powerful tool for studying the processing of media, language and human behaviour in authentic settings. This will no doubt see an increase in the use of these glasses in fields like audiovisual translation and film studies, but also in psychology, in education where it can be used to gain insights on classroom interactions and student engagement with media, in conversational analysis, sign language interpreting, interpreting studies and in other areas of linguistics.
Prof. Jan-Louis Kruger
Linguistics Department, Macquarie University
We are long-term and happy users of SMI eye tracking solutions which can be used for lab research and real classroom settings. The software comes with many intelligent functions which facilitate the creation of multimedia stimuli and help us analyze the visual interaction with different media types.
Prof. Katharina Scheiter