New Tobii Pro SDK for research applications

We are excited to launch the new Tobii Pro SDK! It's designed to help researchers and partners analyze gaze data from any screen-based eye tracker from Tobii Pro.

The new SDK is more intuitive and easier to use. It will put powerful developer capabilities into the hands of researchers and professional developers working in their commercial settings or scientific labs.  

A few words from Mikael Grönlund, the Developer heading up the R&D team behind the new SDK:

“Tobii Pro has a very diverse customer group. So, the goal and focus has been to create a SDK that is much easier to use, more powerful, and developer-friendly. Unnecessary manual steps have been taken out and, instead of managing threads and memory, users can focus on collecting and extracting gaze data. Users can now easily find information on new features and updates can now be easily be followed on our website, which has been a consistent request from customers in the past.”

A person sitting in front of a computer and working with Matlab software application.

What’s new?
Below are some key capabilities of the new Pro SDK: 

  • Advanced timing support – all data streamed from the eye tracker and supplied by the new SDK is timestamped by the clock of the eye tracker and the computer. It automatically compensates for time differences in real time, providing millisecond synchronization accuracy.
  • Sync with other biometric data – external TTL event signals enable the synchronization of eye tracking data with other biometric data streams available from eye trackers with a sync-in port.
  • Extended access and eye images – the new Pro SDK offers advanced gaze data streams, and eye images are provided when working with the Tobii Pro Spectrum.
  • Is thread-safe – threads are now managed automatically, and callbacks are delivered on a dedicated thread.
  • Supports the latest operating systems – the Pro SDK has multi-platform support, including the latest updated versions of Windows, Linux, and Mac.

The Pro SDK is free of charge and replaces our previous Tobii Pro Analytics SDK. Check out the features and key benefits here.