Mobile Eye Tracking

The GIVA research group uses an eye-tracking methodology to investigate research questions at the interface between human perception, cognition, and geovisualizations.

The portable eye-tracking glasses from SMI systems and Pupil Labs allow researchers to record eye movements anywhere, whether it's in the field or in the lab. The glasses feature an HD recording camera, they are lightweight, comfortable to wear, invisible and highly portable. Once the glasses are put on they are quickly calibrated to the participant so that you can see exactly where their eyes are attracted to.

Pupil Labs Invisible EyeTracking glasses:

Glasses weight 46.90g

No adjustment, no calibration needed

Swappable lenses provide robust gaze estimation in any environment

Live validation of gaze tracking quality

Normalized 2d gaze positions

200Hz @ 192x192px IR illumination eye cameras

Detachable 30Hz @ 1088x1080px scene camera equipped with microphone. Square aspect ration 70ox70o covers full field of view

Equipped with Gyroscope and Accelerometer @200Hz to keep track of head movements

Mobile recording device and automatic uploading of recordings to the cloud

Real-time streaming of gaze data at 55fps and world video 

Offers prescription lenses that can accommodate -8 to +8 diopter lenses


iMotions Software:

Synchronizing and managing multiple data streams from different devices such as Eye Tracking, Electrodermal Activity (EDA) /

Galvanic Skin Response, Electroencephalography (EEG), etc.

Visualize raw and aggregated data in the moment or after data collection

Export recorded data as summary tables or raw data

Supports Screen-based, Glasses, and VR Eye-Trackers

Still & dynamic video stimuli

Subject inner- and intergroup comparison

Gaze Mapping
Dynamic eye-tracking visualizations (Gaze Replays, Heatmaps & Areas of Interest (AOI))

Various metrics (fixation sequences, time spent, revisits, fixation duration, etc.)

SMI EyeTracking glasses:

Glasses weight 47g

1-/3-point calibration & Offline calibration correction

Live validation of gaze tracking quality

Automatic parallax compensation

Sampling rate 60 Hz native, binocular 120 Hz native, binocular 2

Gaze tracking accuracy 0.5° over all distances (typ.)

Gaze tracking range 80° horizontal, 60° vertical (typ.)

Scene camera Resolution: 1280x960p @24 fps; 960x720p @30 fps

SMI Optical Head Tracking module with real-time head/motion tracking support via VRPN

Wireless live control, live audio and live annotations via Wi-Fi connected Windows

device Wi-Fi standard 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac


BeGaze Software:

Still & dynamic stimuli

Subject inner- and intergroup comparison
Subject filter e.g. demographic tags

Dynamic attention map visualization of
aggregate eye-tracking data (eye-tracking heat map & eye-tracking focus map)

Scanpath and bee swarm for individual

Move&Morph™ function for dynamic areas of interest (AOI) (on videos)

KPI visualization: the visual executive summary

Multifrequency data processing

User video and sound

Keyboard & mouse events

Full statistics module