The latest update to the Gazepoint software is out. This version fixes a few minor bug and implements cursor click tracking in screen capture mode. To date we've been able to track clicks within Gazepoint Analysis (images, video, web pages) but were unable to track left click/right click in other programs (such as screen capture). We are happy to announce we've upgraded the tracking capability to capture left clicking and right clicking (both mouse down and up). In the Gazepoint API the cursor state value CS now corresponds as follows: 1 = left mouse button down 2 = right mouse button down 3 = left mouse button up 4 = right mouse button up. In Gazepoint Analysis, visualization of left mouse button data is highlighted with a green square centered on the click location and visualization of right mouse button data is highlighted with a red square centered on the click location.
Blink tracking has been added to the latest release of the Gazepoint software (V3.0.0), both to Control via the Open Gaze API (all versions) and to Analysis visualizations (UX). In Control you can access the blink tracking metrics by enabling the ENABLE_SEND_BLINK setting which adds a blink counter BKID, blink duration for the last blink BKDUR and the average blink rate over the last minute BKPMIN. In Analysis simply click the Enable display button for the Blink Rate to turn on the overlay.
The Gazepoint Remote Viewer provides the ability to transmit the images shown in the Gazepoint Analysis software, over a network, to a remote computer for unobtrusive observation of the experiment underway. The core features of Remote include: Transmission of Analysis images to remote computers over a TCP/IP network High quality images and low bandwidth requirements Control of experiment underway (Start / Stop / Next media item) Remote chat between multiple Remote clients Real-time event logging in the experiment by Remote clients Full screen viewing We quietly introduced the Gazepoint Remote Viewer late last year and over the last months collected feedback on the performance of the system. We originally provided the ability to tune the quality of the image (low to high) to vary the level of bandwidth required. The feedback was a resounding, "Give us the highest quality images at the maximum frame rate with minimum bandwidth!", so we completely redesigned the underlying video feed protocol. The latest release is able to transmit high quality images at 10 frames per second (fps), using approximately 20 Mbps, easily within a 100 Mbps local area network. The bandwidth/frame rate will depend somewhat on the content being shown to the user (how much image compression is possible) and the underlying network speed. While a LAN (100/1000 Mbps) connection is best, the system will still operate over a lower bandwidth connection such as WiFi or the Internet (WAN), the frame rate may just be lower. Remote provides the ability to remotely start the recording of the experiment, move the recording to the next media item to be tested, as well as to stop the recording. This can allow the experiment subject full control of their computer (keyboard and mouse), while the [...]
The latest release of Gazepoint Analysis v2.7.0 is now available for download. We have added a set of great new features including: Large Project Media Sets Customers were creating very large projects and running into memory issues. We completely revamped how we handle memory allocation and can now support very large (hundreds) of media items. These very large experiments were a little time consuming to put together, so we also added the ability to add multiple media items at the same time, simply hold CONTROL and click on all the media items you wish to add and they will be added all in one go. User Controlled Fixation Colors With large data sets of user recordings it can be difficult to distinguish one user from the next when aggregating many subjects at the same time. It is now possible to select the color of fixations for each recording. Easier Selection of Recordings Again with large data sets it was getting cumbersome to select and un-select different recording groups. We have added the ability to tag each recording with the subject's gender (Male/Female) and age. You can then select a filter option based on Gender and Age, and easily toggle between two groups. This also lets you easily compare two groups such as for A/B testing, just label Group A as M and Group B as F. Thank you all for your excellent feedback on Gazepoint Analysis! We use your feedback to steer our new feature road map, so please keep in touch and let us know how we can make Analysis easier and more powerful for you! Cheers, Craig
We are very happy to announce the release of Gazepoint Control and Analysis V2.5.0. This latest release adds a number of great new features and updates and includes all the features of V2.4.0 which was only released internally. Gazepoint Control has been updated to include user controlled calibration points through the OpenGaze API. This allows full control of the calibration points used, a minimum of 4 calibration points a required. Gazepoint Analysis has many new features that make it easier and more powerful than ever: It is now possible to manually set the current time point in analysis mode (ALT-T to quickly jump to the time control). Heatmap visualizations have been updated to include an 'Absolute Scale' mode. This provides the ability to generate quantitative heatmaps in which the heatmap color correlates to a specific maximum time duration rather than a relative scale. Video Export is now 3-10x faster than previously. Visualization export (image / video) have more consistent resolutions (match source media resolutions). For Gazepoint Analysis Professional users we have added a number of new features: For web content it is now possible to turn OFF the dynamic web capture. Dynamic web capture is used to overlay a screen capture video of the website onto the static full webpage image. When aggregating multiple subjects this single user dynamic content is no longer of interest. There are two new powerful visualizations, Opacity Maps which obscures the media contents NOT seen by the user and Bee Swarm which shows only the current point-of-gaze for each users great for large multi-subject visualizations. Audio from video media items can now be copied from source media to the exported video. We are already hard at work on the next set [...]
We've had a few questions recently about the restrictions we have on applications developed as part of our developer program. The short answer is, there are none! That's the long answer as well. We think these questions are coming to us as a number of other eye tracking developer programs may have restrictions on the things you develop (non-commercial use, academic only, etc). With a Gazepoint GP3, there is no fine print or catches, and you don't even PAY for the SDK, it's included free with the eye tracker. We even include a powerful usability software tool to get you started on your next UX experiments, completely free of charge (though if you like the free standard edition of Analysis, we think you'll really like the Pro version!). We believe the best way to get more people using eye trackers is to get more eye tracking applications developed. We're developing as many applications as we can, but there's only so fast we can go, which is why we're keen on developers creating their own apps. Our low cost hardware provides a great way to get started developing the next killer application using the last untapped human machine interaction. We'd love to hear about your next great invention and we'll even feature it on our site, but there's no requirements to sell it through us. Feel free to market and promote the heck out of your killer new developments! You worked hard on it, you should be rewarded for it! We here at Gazepoint can't wait to see what you come up with next!
The Gazepoint Analysis package version 1.4.0 has been upgraded to provide real-time heatmap drawing. V1.4.0 also now supports recording of the users face image to provide additional feedback to the experimenter on what the user was doing during the recording. Our current customers can download the latest greatest software at the Download section. For everyone else, think about picking up a GP3, it's the most cost effective way to get started with gaze-tracking and start creating your own heatmaps!