Configuring your Tobii Pro X2 or X3 eye tracker for the Mobile Device Stand

Usability testing Mobile Device Stand Tobii Pro X2-30

Learn how to configure your Tobii Pro X2-30, X2-60 or X3-120 Eye Tracker correctly for the Mobile Device Stand.

A man interacts with his mobile phone, mounted on Mobile Device Stand

About the mobile device stand

The Tobii Mobile Device Stand is designed to be used with a Tobii Pro X2-30, X2-60, X3-120 Eye Trackers and a Windows computer running Tobii Pro Lab or Tobii pro Studio Software. The Mobile Device Testing solution enables collection of eye tracking data during an interaction with smartphones, tablet computers and other devices or objects of similar size such as books or brochures. The tested device (e.g. smartphone or tablet) is firmly attached to a supplied holder. The stand is delivered with all necessary equipment for eight different configurations optimized for different devices and setups. It includes an adjustable scene camera (that points at and films the mobile device) to enable capturing of user actions and the user interface. Eye tracking data will be superimposed on images and video captured with the scene camera in the analysis software - Tobii Pro Lab or Tobii Pro Studio.

For more detailed information please refer to the User's manual:

Using the Eye Tracker Manager and Tobii Pro Lab

How to video

Learn how to configure your eye tracker using the Eye Tracker Manager.

Before following these instructions make sure you have installed the latest version of the Tobii Pro Eye Tracker Manager and the Tobii Pro X2-30/X2-60/X3-120 Eye Tracker drivers on the Windows computer you intend to use.  Also make sure you have assembled the stand correctly by following the instructions: Assembling the Tobii Mobile Device Stand. Configuration of the eye tracker is done through the configuration tool of the Pro Eye Tracker Manager. 

  1. Make sure the X2-30/X2-60/X3-120 eye tracker and the scene camera USB cable are connected to the computer and that all necessary drivers and software are installed.
  2. Open the Pro Eye Tracker Manager: Open the Windows Start Menu and type “Tobii Pro Eye Tracker Manager” in the search field.
  3. In the search results list click “Tobii Pro Eye Tracker Manager”. (You can also find it in the program list: All programs>Tobii).
  4. In the eye tracker manager window, select the eye tracker by clicking on the eye tracker card. If the eye tracker does not show up in the window you may have to first run the Tobii Pro Eye Tracker installer.
  5. Open the Selected Eye Tracker panel, On the Display setup section, click on Create new from the Select setup drop down. The configuration tool wizard opens.
  6. On the first step of the configuration wizard choose the option "The eye tracker is not attched to a screen", then click next.
  7. Locate the configuration you have assembled (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2, D1 or D2) in the illustration that shows the eight different mobile device stand configurations. The standard configurations are A1 and A2 if you are using the flat holder, or B1 and B2 if you are using the bracket holder. In standard scenarios, configurations A1 and A2 are recommended for most tablets and smart phones.
  8. Enter the values for the eye tracker that correspond to your specific configuration (A, B, C or D) in the Configuration wizard tool. The table below shows the values for all configurations. The figure below indicates where to put the values in the Configuration wizard Tool. Make sure Units is set to cm: all angles are measured in degrees. 
  9. To apply the configuration to the eye tracker, click Save.
  10. The configuration is now saved, and the eye tracker will work with the mobile device stand.
  11. Next you need to configure Tobii Pro Lab to work with the mobile device stand. Please continue by reading: Setting up Tobii Pro Lab for the mobile device stand

NOTE. If you make any changes to the Mobile Device Stand configuration, or if the eye tracker has been used for another purpose, you need to change the values to correspond to the current configuration in the Eye Tracker Manager and save the changes to the eye tracker. If the eye tracker is to be attached to a laptop to track the laptop screen, it must be reconfigured for the laptop screen by using the Tobii Eye Tracker Installer. If the eye tracker has only been unplugged, but not re-configured there is no need to use the Eye Tracker Manager when you plug in the eye tracker again. You can save and load saved configuration files in the Display setup section of the Eye Tracker Manager. For your convinience the different settings for the mobile device stand are pre installed as presets in the Eye Tracker manager, and can be accessed by using the Select setup drop down.

 

Possible configurations of the Mobile Device Stand

MDS 2, mobile device stand for X2

Eye Tracker Manager configuration tool for X2-30 / X2-60 / X3-120

Eye tracker manager
Eye tracker manager

Tobii Pro X2-30 / X2-60 parameters for Mobile Device Stand

 
Mobile Device Stand configuration in cm and degrees
Parameters in X config tool.
A1 / A2
B1 / B2
C1 / C2
D1 / D2
Display area: Width ( 1 )
14 cm
14 cm
14 cm
14 cm
Display area: Height ( 2 )
14 cm
14 cm
14 cm
14 cm
Display area: Angle (3)
0 º
0 º
0 º
0 º
Eye tracker: Angle (4)
-5,2º
-5,2º
-5,2º
-5,2º
Eye tracker: Horizontal difference (5)
-16 cm
-24 cm
-8 cm
-16 cm
Eye tracker: Vertical difference (6)
5,7 cm
5,7 cm
5,7 cm
5,7 cm

Using the Eye Tracker Browser or Tobii Pro Studio

How to video

Learn how to setup your mobile device stand and eye tracker using the Eye Tracker Browser and Tobii Studio.

Before following these instructions make sure you have installed the latest version of Tobii Pro Studio and the Tobii Pro X2-30/X2-60/X3-120 Eye Tracker drivers on the Windows computer you intend to use.  Also make sure you have assembled the stand correctly by following the instructions: Assembling the Tobii Mobile Device Stand. Configuration of the eye tracker is done through the X configuration tool accessible through Tobii Eye Tracker Browser. You may have to install the latest version of the Tobii Eye Tracker Browser if it is not already installed.

  1. Make sure the X2-30/X2-60/X3-120 eye tracker and the scene camera USB cable are connected to the computer and that all necessary drivers and software are installed.
  2. Open the Tobii Eye Tracker Browser: Open the Windows Start Menu and type “Tobii Eye Tracker Browser” in the search field.
  3. In the search results list click “Tobii Eye Tracker Browser”. (You can also find it in the program list: All programs>Tobii).
  4. In the eye tracker browser dialog, select the eye tracker. If the eye tracker does not show up in the browser you may have to first run the Tobii Pro Eye Tracker installer. To open the configuration tool, click “Config tool”. If the X configuration tool does not open, please install the latest Eye Tracker Browser (available from download section).
  5. Locate the configuration you have assembled (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2, D1 or D2) in the illustration that shows the eight different mobile device stand configurations. The standard configurations are A1 and A2 if you are using the flat holder, or B1 and B2 if you are using the bracket holder. In standard scenarios, configurations A1 and A2 are recommended for most tablets and smart phones.
  6. Enter the values for the eye tracker that correspond to your specific configuration (A, B, C or D) in the X Configuration Tool. The table below shows the values for all configurations. The figure below indicates where to put the values in the X Configuration Tool. Make sure Units is set to cm: all angles are measured in degrees. 
  7. To save the configuration to the eye tracker, click Save to Eye Tracker.
  8. A notification window will appear with the message: “Parameters successfully transmitted to eye tracker!”. Click OK. The configuration is now saved, and the eye tracker will work with the mobile device stand.
  9. Next you need to Configuring Tobii Pro Studio to work with the mobile device stand. Please continue by reading: Setting up Tobii Pro Studio for the mobile device stand

NOTE. If you make any changes to the Mobile Device Stand configuration, or if the eye tracker has been used for another purpose, you need to change the values to correspond to the current configuration in the X configuration tool and save the changes to the eye tracker. If the eye tracker is to be attached to a laptop to track the laptop screen, it must be reconfigured for the laptop screen by using the Tobii Eye Tracker Installer. If the eye tracker has only been unplugged, but not re-configured there is no need to use the X configuration tool when you plug in the eye tracker again. You can save and load saved configuration files using “Save to File” and “Load to File” in the X configuration tool.

 

Possible configurations of the Mobile Device Stand

MDS 2, mobile device stand for X2

X configuration tool for X2-30 / X2-60

Tobii Pro X2-30 / X2-60 parameters for Mobile Device Stand

 
Mobile Device Stand configuration in cm and degrees
Parameters in X config tool.
A1 / A2
B1 / B2
C1 / C2
D1 / D2
X2 angle ( 1 )
-5,2º
-5,2º
-5,2º
-5,2º
X2 distance ( 2 )
-16 cm
-24 cm
-8 cm
-16 cm
Device angle ( 3 )
0 º
0 º
0 º
0 º
Height difference between device and eye tracker ( 4 )
5,7 cm
5,7 cm
5,7 cm
5,7 cm
Active Display Size: Width ( 5 )
14 cm
14 cm
14 cm
14 cm
Active Display Size: Height ( 5 )
14 cm
14 cm
14 cm
14 cm

Learn more about mobile device testing by reading the whitepaper and User manual

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