THE EYE TRIBE TRACKER
WORLD’S FIRST $99 EYE TRACKER
Affordable eye tracking is finally here
Making eye tracking available for everyone is the driving force behind everything we do. We believe that the true potential can only be reached once this technology has become widely available.
Our small device represents a major breakthrough in eye tracking. It is the world’s smallest eye tracker, the first to use USB 3.0 and the only alternative below the magical price point of $100.
* 1st batch of The Eye Tribe Tracker is completely sold out * Pre-order now for 2nd batch, Spring 2014 delivery!
One-cable convenience, USB versatility
Given the small form factor and the standard USB 3.0 connection this device is truly versatile, it runs with most newer desktops, laptops and tablets.
Since it does not require a separate power supply you can use it wherever you go. The device is build on standards which means that there is no firmware or drivers that needs to be installed. Just plug it in and launch the software.
The first release will support Microsoft Windows 7 or newer, but we are working on support for other major platforms.
Simple SDK. Open API
We’ve made sure that accessing the data is really easy while maintaining flexibility to support many scenarios. To quickly get you started we provide an SDK with implementations in C++, C# and Java (full source code included).
All it takes is a few lines of code and your apps will receive a real-time stream of on-screen gaze coordinates. If you favor any other programming language the open API relies on the standard TCP/IP protocol. If it can open a socket and parse strings you’re covered.
Accurate and robust
A brand new sensor combined with the infrared illumination system provides the very best conditions for the eye tracking algorithms to work with. The high resolution sensor ensures that we can track the tiny movements of the pupils with high precision while maintaining a wide field of view.
Our advanced algorithms work in tandem with the hardware to optimize for most environments and light conditions. However, it works best in indoor scenarios without direct sunlight on the device.
ONE SIZE FITS ALL
Setting a new standard for portability
We wanted this device to be as small as possible without becoming fragile or sacrificing functionality. When you hold it in your hand it feels solid and remarkably simple. It is a true engineering feat to take something this advanced and transforming it to such a small device. Measuring 20 x 1.9 x 1.9 cm this is the smallest eye tracker in the world.
To ensure that the device doesn’t scratch any surfaces we’ve covered the back with a smooth rubber surface. At the bottom we placed a standard tripod screw thread that allows any tripod or mount to be used.
We are offering a custom mount for the Surface Pro tablet. Snap it on and take eye tracking on the go.
THE TECH SPECS
|Sampling rate||30Hz and 60Hz mode|
|Accuracy||0.5° – 1°|
|Spatial Resolution||0.1° (RMS)|
|Latency||<20ms at 60Hz|
|Calibration||9, 12 or 16 points|
|Operating range||45cm – 75cm|
|Tracking area||40cm x 30cm at 65cm distance (30Hz)|
|Screen sizes||Up to 24”|
|API/SDK||C++, C# and Java included|
|Data output||Binocular gaze data|
|Dimensions (W/H/D)||20 x 1.9 x 1.9 cm (7.9 x 0.75 x 0.75 inches)|
Frequently asked questions regarding The Eye Tribe Tracker
No, we are really excited to see what you will build with it! Please keep us posted in the upcoming developer forum.
No not yet, but we are working on adding more payment options. If you do not have access to a Visa or MasterCard, you may contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange payment via Paypal.
No, not yet. At this stage we only sell and distribute the device directly from our website.
The Eye Tribe Tracker can detect the movement of the pupil with sub-millimeter precision. The average accuracy is around 0.5 degree of visual angle, which means that the system is capable of determining the on-screen gaze position roughly within the size of a fingertip (<10mm).
Your credit card is charged when you place the order, however the money is put into a deposit account with the bank. The Eye Tribe will not have access to the funds, until we actually ship the device to you.
Yes, The Eye Tribe Tracker will comply with the essential health and safety requirements set by the FCC and CE directives.
At this stage The Eye Tribe Tracker is not bundled with any applications for common use, and is intended only for software developers. We hope developers around the world will create great applications with eye control, that we can make available. (Out of the box it will support eye controlled mouse cursor, which can already be used with third party applications such as GazeTalk)
We will be attending several conferences and exhibitions during the year to showcase The Eye Tribe Tracker. Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/theeyetribe) to see where and when to meet us.
The first devices were shipped out on the 23rd of December 2013, and we are very happy to tell you that all orders placed before that date was covered by the first production batch. We are currently shipping all these pre-orders as fast as we can. Please be patient, we are doing everything we can. You will receive an email as soon as your order leaves our warehouse. If you have questions regarding delivery of your package please email us at email@example.com
Yes, but we do not provide any attachments for wheelchairs or hospital beds, nor any dedicated software for individuals requiring assistive technology. However, it can be used with some third-party communication software such as GazeTalk.
The first version being shipped is for Windows, but we expect to make OS X version available in April 2014. The hardware is the same for these two versions of the software, so you can go ahead and order the device today even though you are interested in the OS X version, and want to make sure you have the device when the software is released.
We expect to provide software updates for all other major platforms in the near future, but for some platforms you might need a different piece of hardware. Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter for future announcements.
The Eye Tribe Tracker will work on almost anyone that has “normal” eyes. Age or ethnicity makes no difference. However, there are certain medical conditions that limit the capability of the system such as strabismus, esotropia, exotropia and similar.
Yes, it will work on any tablet with Windows 7 or newer, that has USB 3.0, but at this stage we only supply an attachment mount for the Windows Surface Pro tablet.
Yes, there are no issues with normal soft contact lenses.
Yes, it will work with most glasses. However, there can be issues with bifocals and other special lenses, or glasses that have coating – including polarized glasses.
No. The system is optimized for USB 3.0.
Yes, we will launch our developer forum, before we ship the first batch to support the development of applications for our device. We will post sample applications and provide developer guidelines.
If you have other questions, please write to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will respond to you as fast as possible.