Comprehensive toolkit for the development of analytical applications
The Tobii Pro SDK is a comprehensive toolkit to help researchers and software partners easily build analytical applications for research use with screen-based eye trackers from Tobii. It is designed specifically for the development of applications to analyze gaze data.
This kit supports the entire product portfolio of screen-based eye trackers from Tobii Pro. See details on the supported eye trackers.
Download the Pro SDK free of charge.
The Pro SDK is free of charge and requires programming skills in order to properly use it. Support access is limited to troubleshooting problems on the hardware and reporting possible bugs. Consultancy services are available for purchase if assistance is needed for programming.
“The new Tobii Pro SDK is extremely well-thought out and a significant improvement on the previous Tobii Pro Analytics SDK. The command logic is clean and clearly explained, and data structures are easy to interpret and provide exactly the information needed.”
One SDK, many applications
The Pro SDK offers multi-platform support (Windows, Linux and Mac), API bindings for several programming languages (.NET, Python, Matlab/Octave and C) and prefabs for 3D engines (Unity). This enables the development of many different kinds of analytical applications—from custom research paradigms for scientific research to commercial applications. Built on a solid foundation, the Pro SDK reuses functionality across the different platforms and bindings.
See details on the supported platforms and languages.
Advanced gaze data for your research
The Pro SDK gives you access to advanced gaze data streams that are relevant to your research.
The Pro SDK is the ideal and only choice for researchers who want to develop analytical applications, i.e. applications that analyze behavior based on data from the eye tracker. Other Tobii SDKs do not include a license for analytical use. Please see the end-user license agreements of Tobii's SDKs for more details.
Precise timing control
The Pro SDK offers advanced timing support, giving researchers precise timing control.
Designed for ease-of-use
The Pro SDK is designed to be easy to use for researchers and students without compromising the functionality needed by experienced developers.
Go to the Tobii Pro SDK documentation.
Open source research toolbox support
Support for the Pro SDK has been added in common frameworks, facilitating the development of eye tracking-based experiments in research applications.
Efficiency with the Tobii Pro Eye Tracker Manager
The Pro SDK is complemented by the Pro Eye Tracker Manager, free software that helps you manage and set up your eye tracker.
The common parts of the workflow for an analytical eye tracking application are supported by this tool, which can be seamlessly integrated with analytical applications built on the Pro SDK using call-in functions. This includes configuring the display area, viewing the track status (a visualization of the head box), and conducting user calibration.
Depending on the eye tracker model, the Pro Eye Tracker Manager will also allow you to update the firmware and change the sampling frequency.
To learn more and download the free Pro Eye Tracker Manager, go here.
Below are the versions of different operating systems we guarantee the Pro SDK will work with. The kit will most likely work with other versions as well, but these are the only ones we have assured will work through extensive testing performed by our team.
|Mac OS X
|Supported version||7, 8, 10||7, 8, 10||Ubuntu 14.02 and 16.04||Ubuntu 14.02 and 16.04||10.11 (El Capitan) and 10.12 (Sierra)|
The languages listed below are supported by the given platforms, as long as the versions of the platforms correspond to the table above.
The following eye trackers from Tobii Pro are compatible with the Pro SDK by default:
Note that the following discontinued products are also compatible with the Pro SDK: