We are frequently asked if we can point to academic papers that illustrate the use of the GP3 eye-tracker and Gazepoint Analysis. Academic papers take a considerable time to go from experimentation to publication, but we are very happy to have the first set of published works using our system available for reference (listed below). We will maintain an up to date list of these external publications HERE, along with our own historical and future publications (yes we use the Gazepoint system in our own research!). [wp-publications bib=Gazepoint-External.bib all=1]
Once again another software update! And this time with more features! And yes more bug fixes too! The browser bar of the integrated browser has been minimized, the age/gender sort selection improved, and by popular demand we have added the ability to mask off low viewed data when visualizing large datasets to the data visualization control. We were hearing that when very large numbers of recordings were aggregated (100's) it turned out there were gaze views at pretty much ALL portions of the screen. And while technically correct, the visualization ended up covered in blue with a few 'hotter' regions. The data visualization dialog box now lets you threshold off low viewed regions, highlighting the regions of the image viewed most by the aggregate of viewers. This thresholding technique can also be used on fixation maps to hide fixations with small durations. Heat Map with most of image viewed Heat Map with highest viewed regions emphasized Fixation Map with all fixations Fixation Map with fixations of small duration removed Summary of updates: - Improved multi-recording selection based on gender and age - Added ability to hide low viewed regions of heatmap (Outlier Filter) - Added ability to hide low duration fixations in fixationmap (Outlier Filter) - Reduced size of browser controls for web browser experiments - Bug fix for use of browser forward / back buttons if there is no browser history created yet - Bug fix in preventing all data records from being deselected when a recording setting is changed - Bug fix in reset of CNT and TIME variables when switching to next media item - Bug fix in audio recording setup of Thinkaloud - Bug fix in recording web media, escape button [...]
The Gazepoint software suite V2.9.0 has just been released! This release includes a number of library upgrades and a focus on improved stability and bug fixes. I can't say it was the most fun release to work on but it certainly is our most reliable and robust build to date! As always, let us know what you think, all feedback is welcome! Cheers, Craig (Update Nov 2, 2014 - V2.9.2 has been posted which fixes a few last minute bugs that showed up, in particular an issue with exporting long duration videos)
For a limited time, get a free heat map of your (or your client's) site from Gazepoint. Just fill out our request form and we'll analyze your site and create a heat map recording and email it back to you. It's as simple as that! www.gazept.com/heatmap
Version 2.2.0 of Gazepoint Analysis has been released! Download and try it today! - webcam recording - hotkeys CTRL+ALT+R = start data record CTRL+ALT+S = stop data record ALT+left arrow = go to recording start ALT+right arrow = go to recording end ALT+z = toggle zoom ALT+p = play recording or pause recording ALT+up arrow = jump to previous recording ALT+down arrow = jump to next recording - add Text media item - dynamic webpages now stable - calibration offset - reverse heatmap demo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-TGvh5gQWY - heatmap opacity and size toggle New eye tracking software announcement.
We get this question a lot. The answer is YES we ship just about anywhere in the world. If we don't have your country on the online shipping calculator, just get in touch and we'll provide you with a shipping quote. We've shipped our eye tracker to almost every country in the world, and we're looking forward to getting at GP3 into EVERY country in the world.
We travel a lot with our eye trackers, and since the GP3 is so portable we usually just throw a few in our laptop bag and hit the road. It's our way of stress testing the design in real-world, practical use. The GP3 holds up great, no need for a great big travel case, but we thought it would be nice if we had some sort of organizer that would fit the GP3, laptop base and the shorter cables. So we went out and sourced some festive red travel bags for the GP3. They are made of soft micro-fiber cloth so you can also use them to clean any dust you might find on the black front surface. We will be shipping all future GP3s with these travel bags included for free. It was just a coincidence the material was red, but it works well for the holiday season! Who wouldn't love to get a GP3 eye-tracker or two as a gift?!
Gazepoint was recently featured as a case study on the Point Grey Research Insight newsletter. Point Grey Research is a leading machine vision camera manufacturer, and the source of the high quality machine vision cameras we use in the GP3. We met Point Grey at the SIGGRAPH conference in Anaheim this year and they invited us to provide them with a case study for their newsletter and we're happy to see the study come out in the November edition. The Gazepoint GP3 may be the least expensive eye-tracker on the market but that doesn't mean it's the 'cheapest quality'. As you can see, we actually use a high quality machine vision camera (not a webcam) with excellent infrared sensitivity, high frame rate, and many more machine vision features. We chose the highest quality camera available as the camera quality directly impacts the quality of the eye tracking. We often get the question, "How can your system be so affordable? What corners did you cut?". The answer is, we didn't cut any corners when it comes to quality: we designed the most cutting edge technology and optimized the manufacturing and business processes to produce a high quality eye-tracker without a lot of overhead. When I founded Mirametrix in 2008 I was new to product manufacturing and production costs were high so we sold our eye trackers for several thousand dollars. Now with the advent of 3D printing and other rapid prototyping processes, manufacturing has become much faster and cheaper, allowing us to produce a research-grade eye tracker for under $500. If you're spending $10,000, $20,000 or more for your eye tracking hardware, what you are getting for all that expense?? Gazepoint is truly leading the way to expand [...]
As the neuroscientist-in-residence here at Gazepoint, I was happy to represent the team at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting held last week in sunny San Diego, California. It was a great opportunity to catch up with the latest neuroscience research that involves eye movements and gaze, and it was amazing to see how creative researchers can get about integrating eye tracking data in their experimental designs. In eye tracking we often like to use the cheesy saying "Eyes are the window to the soul" to make a point, but now researchers are increasingly showing that there is some truth to that statement. For example, one team of researchers showed that eye movements can indicate when memory formation is taking place even when study participants are not able to consciously retrieve the memory. These types of studies continue to confirm the strong connection between eye gaze and a large variety of different brain activities and firmly establish eye tracking as a powerful tool in neuroscience. The SfN meeting is also a great place to connect with other eye tracking companies who are taking part in the exhibits and I had a great chat with the friendly folks at the EyeTracking booth. Are you using the GP3 eye tracker or one of our software products in your neuroscience research? If so, we would love to hear from you and feature your research on our blog. Drop me a note at email@example.com!
We here at Gazepoint are almost all certified wind junkies. When it's blowing over 15 kts it's pretty hard to keep the team focused, and over 20 kts we're all on the water. Fortunately (sort of) it's rarely that windy around here, but we are all keen sailors and this years America's Cup has been an amazing spectacle. Not only are the boats incredibly fast, the racing incredibly tight, and the suspense incredibly high, the SportVision LiveLine graphical overlay's may have really added to the viewing experience. It also helps they broadcast on Youtube as most of us don't have TVs any more. While the the computer vision and graphic overlays are very impressive, do the viewers really actually look at them? Do the viewers use them to enhance their understand of the race? Let's find out with the GP3 eye-tracker! We recorded a viewer's gaze over the last race of the series and posted it in the video below. If you watch a few minutes, you can clearly see just how frequently the viewer glances at the overlay graphics to get a better understanding of the current race status. We haven't run a large sample and done AOI statistics on the viewer behavior (that software is coming soon) but it's pretty obvious the new graphics are getting a lot of viewing attention. Gaze is ideally suited for both quantitatively and qualitatively evaluating the performance of your visual systems, and the GP3 is ideally suited (and priced!) to get you the gaze information you need!