What eye tracking delivers
Learning is a life-long process of personal growth and discovery. Obtaining new insights, skills and competencies manifests on several levels of human behavior, ranging from subtle changes in neural firing patterns to behavioral actions, including body, limb and eye movements.
Eye tracking provides insights in the proper interaction of sensory and cognitive-affective systems, for example during information uptake where attentional resources have to be regulated or during memory recall and action execution.
Modern eye tracking solutions for cognitive training and learning are versatile to be used in multi-station classroom setups and in real-world scenarios to –
- Assess individual learning strategies from single or multiple students with quantitative metrics delivered by eye tracking, physiological sensors and self-reports
- Identify learning deficits, and initiate data-based improvements of learning environments, instructional content and strategy
- Develop truly intelligent learning systems which assess personal mastery in conjunction with cognitive-affective states of any learner
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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
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
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
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
Combining SMI's technology with our VR development software Vizard allows researchers and professionals to create VR applications with real-time gaze interaction in the HTC Vive. This instant user interaction, naturally triggered by the eye gaze, gives those involved in market research, sports training, behavioral research, neuroscience and many other fields an incredibly powerful and one-of-a-kind solution for studying how people view, navigate and interact with environments.
ASGM helped us to reduce analysis times from a month—with five team members analyzing the basic data—to just a couple weeks for a single graduate student. It gave us very reliable data and has been a great improvement for our research. I would recommend ASGM as an initial approach for anybody analyzing scan path data. It saved us time and money on the overall analysis of our project.
Prof. Stephen Macknik
State University of New York (SUNY)
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
Using real-time eye gaze information from an SMI RED 250, we incorporated user fixation data into our model of operator overload, which predicted the likelihood of an imminent error on a supervisory control task. This allowed us to provide real-time feedback to the user, based on their attention, in the form of a useful cue.
Naval Research Laboratory
Being able to combine SMI Eye Tracking Glasses and Biopac physiological data measurements provides access to complete subject response data. In my research we recorded pupil diameter and electrodermal activity during a simulated driving task, and the study shows that pupil diameter signal has good discriminating power for stress detection.
Prof. Thierry Baccino
Université de Paris VIII, Lutin Userlab
We have investigated the image interpretation skills of dental students and their individual approach to localizing abnormalities. Thanks to using SMI Remote Eye Tracking in the present study, we were able to objectively confirm that a particular imaging feature was actually visualized by the subject.
Daniel P. Turgeon
Assistant Professor, University of Montréal
At Lufthansa Systems we’re always looking to the future for ways to improve the way people use our products. Our work with SMI eye tracking gives us valuable insights into how flight ops controllers interact with our flagship NetLine/Ops ++ product. I would recommend it to anyone wanting to improve outcomes in screen-based workplaces.
Director Airline Planning and Control Lufthansa Systems
We are happy that the ICA, our patented physiological assessment of cognitive workload, was successfully integrated by our partner SensoMotoric Instruments. We think this joint work of SMI and EyeTracking Inc. will further enhance analysis options for research studies which aim to analyze cognitive workload levels.
The Natural Gaze design of SMI Eye Tracking Glasses (ETG) allowed the users to naturally interact with the mobile device during the study. The ETG’s robust eye tracking ensures highly precise data also on tiny items on small screens. With SMI Semantic Gaze Mapping gaze data of several users was mapped on reference screens so that trends over multiple users could be identified.
PR Manager, EDISONDA
With SMI‘s HMD eye tracking, we have the possibility to really measure behavior in a fully immersive virtual environment while eye tracking enables us to see what the brain activity responds to.
SMI Eye Tracking Glasses provided valuable data as to how retailers’ practices can attract visual attention to eco-friendly products. SMI’s accurate, non-invasive glasses-type eye tracker is suitable for our in-store research as it does not distract shoppers from their task.
SMI’s technology is an important part of our research toolbox, for in-store studies and research at our Retail Labs. It’s easy for brands to lose sight of their customers and the experience they have in store. SMI Eye Tracking puts them in the shoes of the shopper.
Todd M Hillmer
Perception Research Services
Our trial with SMI’s eye tracking HMD confirmed to us the benefits of eye tracking in virtual reality. Together, they have the potential to transform the virtual reality experience for those with disabilities.
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
The great thing about the Eye Tracking HMD based on HTC Vive is that it gives us with full experimental control over an immersive research environment. Having matching software (Experiment Suite HMD) that allows deploying and analyzing the experiments we run in virtual reality environments would be great, because I could use it with students who are new to the lab, and don’t have proficient knowledge of coding.
Prof. Dr. Melissa Le-Hoa Võ
Goethe University Frankfurt
We were impressed by the stability of the system even in adverse conditions outside on the glacier - with the sun right above and reflections of the snow coming from below. The system was very accurate despite the high-speed movements while skiing and the different viewing distances to the gates. We think that SMI Eye Tracking Glasses - now even more mobile with the small recorder - can be a very beneficial tool in evaluating and improving our athletes’ performance.
French Ski Federation
SMI's release has the potential to significantly advance our research on gaze-based assistance systems. We expect a more precise differentiation of viewing time as a 120 Hz mode promises a better temporal fit and a low latency synchronization with our motion tracking systems ( VICON , OptiTrack ).
Dr. Thies Pfeiffer
CITEC, University of Bielefeld
Modern, wearable eye tracking is so light-weight and non-intrusive that it has become a routine part of my work. So now it is an inseparable tool in both the peak performance training we conduct and for talent scouting.
Talent Coach, Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation
With SMI Eye Tracking Glasses, we can reconstruct shoppers’ routes across the store and assess what they recall later about particular items on display. It is very important to us that for the shoppers its a completely realistic shopping experience, because the SMI glasses are completely unobtrusive and very light weight. We can look at the recordings individually, but we also aggregate the data. So they tell us exactly where shoppers’ behavior overlaps and where there are individual differences.
SMI’s unique HMD eye tracking integration is crucial for our VR exposure solution. Live gaze traces enable us to control if the patient really confronts stressful elements, and to optimize the exposure exercise based on this information.
Managing Director, VTplus GmbH
Compared to other systems SMI is better suited for testing dynamic tasks such as the basketball jump shot, not just for research but also for sports practice, as the system is very user friendly and robust in data collection.
Dr. Raôul Oudejans
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
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.
What we’re seeing with VR is the science emerging with the technology. VR headsets with eye tracking allow us to study what controls a variety of behaviors, such as attention and locomotion as we move around in realistic environments.
Prof Mary Hayhoe
University of Texas Austin
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
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
The unique integration of eye tracking and VR is a game changer allowing unprecedented R&D solutions with consumer behavior insights. The portability of eye tracking solutions - in combination with brain data - gives a better understanding of the information people pick-up when they make decisions in their daily lives. This combined innovation allowed to develop my methodology to measure the gap between what people say or think they do and what their real actions are. I used this approach in my lab and field research on pilots, teachers, consumers and business executives.
Professor of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Aix-Marseille University
PRS IN VIVO is happy to announce a successful beta-test with SMI’s ASGM as part of a quantitative shopper research project. ASGM generated actionable eye-tracking data overnight, where several days were previously needed. It worked perfectly in our test cases. SMI’s ASGM is an excellent resource for fast, accurate data that we highly recommend.
VP, Innovation and Integration, PRS IN VIVO
The goal of the Red Bull Surf Science project is not to revolutionize the way we approach surfing, or even try to elevate it to the next level. Instead, the objective is to further advance the technology that is being developed, and test it in the harshest conditions possible. If we can get this technology to work and produce credible results, we'll be able to take key learnings and hopefully improve athlete performance, not only on the water but with other sports as well.
Technologist, Red Bull High Performance Team