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.
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.
Speakers: Dr. Stefan Küchemann, Sebastian Becker, Jochen Kuhn - TU 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.
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.
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.
Speakers: Chiara Gruden, Matej Moharić, University 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Maarseveen, Savelsbergh & 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.
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.