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Tim Doyle
07-03-2000, 02:24 PM
Original Posting:

I would like to know the general consensus on *cost-effective* Eye
tracking software/hardware. What we need to know is where the subject is
looking. The solution also needs to be portable such that it can be run
from a laptop and some sort of portable power supply.

We are currently looking using EOG, and I have recently come across
Viewpoint Eyetracking software, though the web site seems to indicate
this is Mac based software. Ideally the system would need to be less
than $AUD5000.

What are the experiences of those on Biomch-L?

Thanks in advance,
Tim.
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Summary:

1)
It seems that a lot of people have heard of this technology but only a
few, on Biomch-L at least, are using it. The majority of replies I
received suggested contacting someone they knew.

So thanks to the following people...

Peter Sinclair
Lecturer in Biomechanics
School of Exercise and Sport Science
The University of Sydney
Email: p.sinclair@cchs.usyd.edu.au

"Gunther E. Paul"

John D Finan

Am awaiting replies from their contacts.

2)
Nerrolyn Ford
School of Human Bioscience
La Trobe University
Bundoora 3083
N.Ford@latrobe.edu.au

..uses DBA systems PC-based eye tracking systems successfully in her
research but admits that at a price of $US16000, in 1998, it is quite
pricey.

Laurel Kincl
Biomechanics and Ergonomics Research Laboratories
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
kinclld@email.uc.edu

.. use the ISCAN eye and head tracking system. This system requires a
number of PC Cards to operate hence it's viability for use with a
laptop, a requirement for my research, is unclear. According to their
webpage, they have recently developed a Mini Remote Eye Imaging Assembly
for Driving/Cockpit. I am waiting to hear more information about this.


"Scheirman, Gary"

..pointed me towards Applied Science Labs www.a-s-l.com who have a
number of different systems, mostly though, they are head mounted
systems which is less desirable for my needs.

3)
In my own searches I have come across the Viewpoint Eye tracking
software. This requires data to be collected using a video camera, the
data is then processed using the, presently, mac-based software. I have
been told by the manufacturers that a pc based version will be available
around September. At $US2499 it seems quite reasonable though I am
unsure of it's reliability. Perhaps someone reading this can tell me!

4)
Finally,
Through other sources I have come across another software based eye
tracking package at www.mediaanalyzer.com.
They lease the program to you for $US900/year, also offering a 30 day
trial. You can download it from their site. I am currently trialling it
at the moment and it seems quite good, especially for the price. You
simply need a digital video of the eye, or any other movement you wish
to track, and then you can either manually track the video or use their
wizard.

All the best,
Tim.

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Griffith University
Gold Coast, Australia
t.doyle@mailbox.gu.edu.au
Ph +61 7 5549 8354
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