Online User Meeting: Wearable Eye Tracking

Virtual event

It's a wrap! During this two-day event you have listened to expert insights into using wearable eye tracking for scientific research; our academic users have shared best practices, as well as concrete findings from their own studies across various fields of research. You have also had the opportunity to network with our speakers and other attendees, as well as to join the Q&A sessions with our in-house experts.






Recordings now available

Eye tracking research in context, practical considerations for researchers

Speaker: Laurens van den Broek, Research Services Manager at Tobii Pro Insight 


Laurens has over 10 years’ experience in eye tracking research as Trainer, Product Specialist and Researcher, running eye tracking studies globally for a wide range of commercial, non-profit and academic customers. His talk will be an introduction to wearable eye tracking. Examples of applications, practical considerations for real-world research and best case practices from Tobii Pro Insight Research Services will be presented. 

Mobile eye tracking in physics education research 

Speakers: Dr. Stefan Küchemann, Sebastian Becker, Jochen KuhnTU Kaiserslautern, Germany


Theories of multimedia learning were initially based on assumptions of underlying cognitive processes. With the advent of eye tracking in education research, these theories could be verified and associated to visual processes. In this presentation, we will show how mobile eye tracking extends the range of possible eye-tracking applications in physics education research and demonstrate underlying visual strategies during the generation process of visual representations and during experimentation. In the latter use case, we will explore how a machine-learning-based object-detection algorithm can be used for an efficient analysis of mobile eye-tracking data.

Visual attention in classroom through eye tracking

Speaker: François Lecellier - Xlim Lab, University of Poitiers, France


In this talk, I will present some work on measuring the visual attention of students during different types of courses. We already know that the visual attention of pupils and students depends on the activity, lecture, practical work, lab work, projects etc. But our goal was to evaluate how the activity led to different visual behaviors and patterns. The preliminary results are promising and more experiments will be conducted to improve the classification. Our final goal is to isolate some common clues on what kind of course structures captures the attention of learners. 

Eye tracking for training: challenges and solutions

Speaker: Michael Hildebrandt - Institute for Energy Technology, Norway 


While eye tracking is an established research tool, it has also been suggested that it can improve professional training in domains such as medicine, manufacturing, education and aviation. However, it is not always clear exactly what benefits eye tracking can bring to training and how it can fit into the busy workflow of a training center. In this presentation I will talk about experiences from working with an airline pilot training center over a three-year period with the aim of identifying why, when and how eye tracking should be used in their training program. The presentation covers feedback from instructor workshops as well as a test installation of mobile eye tracking glasses in a cockpit simulator, illustrating how meaningful real-time gaze measures can be obtained in such an environment. 

Road user eye tracking in traffic safety research

Speakers: Chiara Gruden, Matej MoharićUniversity of Maribor, Slovenia  


One of the major problems in traffic safety is the study of factors influencing road users' behavior and their reaction time. In this presentation, two applications of Tobii Pro Glasses will be shown; the first focuses on the elements attracting and distracting motorcyclists on a specifically chosen road segment; the second is centered on vulnerable road users, i.e. pedestrians and the inference of their reaction time and road crossings.

Tobii Pro Funding Support Services

Speaker: Dr. Sheila Achermann, Customer Success Manager at Tobii Pro


Dr. Sheila Achermann will give more information on the Tobii Pro Funding Support Services we are newly offering in Europe. Funding Support Services is designed to assist researchers, who are looking to integrate eye tracking into their methodology, with their applications for grant funding.

Assessing the attentional effects of cognitive load in driving environments

Speaker: Dr. Kristina Stojmenova - University of Ljubljana, Slovenia 


Distracted driving or the diversion of attention away from activities critical for safe driving toward a competing activity is still one of the major causes of road accidents. It can be exogenous - external objects or events irrelevant to driving, or endogenous - lost in thought or solving problems non-related to the ongoing task of driving. Due to dynamic driving environment, assessing it is not always an easy task, but given its significant effects on road safety it has been continuously present in the automotive research community over the past few decades. Within this presentation, we will share our own approaches to assessment of driver’s exogenous and endogenous distraction using pupillometry collected with Tobii Pro Glasses 2. 

Oculomotor behavior in autonomous driving scenario

Speaker: Dr. Arthur Portron UMR 7287 CNRS & Aix-Marseille Université, France 


In the field of autonomous driving studies, oculomotor behavior of the driver is particularly relevant. We measure it to investigate the influence of environmental factors (e.g. autonomous phase duration, traffic density) on quality, timing, and time spent on driving environment or non-related environment before, during and after critical phases of driving. Here, we focus our oculomotor analysis on two periods, before and after a manoeuver consisting by regaining manual control of the vehicle after different durations of autonomous periods of driving. 

From dangerous painters to safe cars: eye-movement research addressing art perception and user interactions with automated vehicles

Speaker: Francesco Walker - University of Twente, The Netherlands


At the start of his career, Francesco Walker used eye-tracking to study how children and adults perceive art in a museum setting. Later, he used the same technology to investigate how individuals interact with automated vehicles. In this talk, he brings together results from these two – seemingly – distant worlds. 

The influence of musical features and priming on visual perception

Speaker: Dr. Jörg Mühlhans - University of Vienna, Austria


In our current study we have tried to investigate the influence of music on gaze behavior as well as visual information on musical perception by means of various manipulations. The participants (n=42) were divided into groups and watched short videos of live performances and photos with background music while wearing Tobii Pro Glasses 2. In the stimulus material we manipulated the tempo of the music or the dress color of the solo instrumentalists and we also used priming texts. Apart from our hypothesis that the musical tempo might have an influence on the duration of fixations and the dress color might influence the perception of loudness, tempo, or professionalism, we discovered a lot of interesting effects through exploratory data analysis. 

Eye tracking during on-field sport situations

Speaker: Dr. Anne Ille - University of Toulouse 3 - Paul Sabatier, France 


How do athletes pick up information in their environment to make the best decision so rapidly? Eye tracking has been used to study this issue in various sports since decades, however it has been rarely used in complex situations, because of several limitations (van MaarseveenSavelsbergh & Oudejans, 2018). We used wearable eye tracking to study the link between perception and decision making during an offensive phase in rugby league, including five players on an outside pitch. Our first attempt lead to interesting methodological and scientific insights. 

Tobii Pro Glasses 3 & Tobii Pro Lab Demo

Speaker: Kirill Novikov, Technical and Scientific Support Engineer at Tobii Pro


This presentation will be a demonstration of our third-generation wearable eye tracking solution, Tobii Pro Glasses 3, and the accompanying analysis software Tobii Pro Lab.

Qualisys Motion Capture System Demo

Speaker: Nils Betzler, PhD, Product Manager Life Sciences at Qualisys and Christian Lersch, Senior Sales Manager Science at Velamed


Nils has more than ten years’ experience with 3D biomechanical data capture, processing, and presentation. His special interest is to make Motion Capture data available and accessible for clinical and sports applications.

This presentation will be a demonstration of Qualisys motion capture system, which can be used in combination with eye tracking glasses. Qualisys is a  leading provider of precision motion capture and 3D positioning tracking systems for engineering, biomechanics, animation, virtual reality, robotics, and movement sciences. Indoor, outdoor, ground-to-air or underwater – no matter what condition, we have your solution.