After seeing the interest on Reddit in the eye tracking software “OptiKey”, I decided to make a video reviewing 2 of the best eye trackers that are affordable. One is $99 and the other is $139.
Here is the video:
I’ve never done a product review so it’s a little rough (12 minutes, only uses screen capturing), but the most important thing to me is assisting people that are looking for trackers narrow down their decisions. So hopefully it does help some people pick a product to make interacting with a computer easier.
In addition to discussing pros and cons and similarities between these two devices, I also visit the websites, discuss related software for clicking the mouse with one’s eyes (useful for tendinitis and other pain problems/disabilities), and demonstrate the Tobii product. Feel free to ask me any questions on the video, I will do my best answer them.
If I could only use one product, I would take the EyeX because it is much more forgiving for the head movement, and it responds better to my eyes it seems. I would spend an extra $113 on the accessibility software for being able to click: http://iris.xcessity.at/. So, this option is more expensive at around $250 before shipping compared to the Eye Tribe and a $10.00 Dwell Clicker software that totals to approximately $110 before shipping. I do believe it is worth the price difference.
My notes from the video:
The Eye Tribe Tracker Pros: Less expensive at $99.00 Sleeker Red lights on the tracker are not distracting Good customer service (underdog company) Tripod stand Easy to set up Cons: Not as responsive at picking up eye movement
Tobii EyeX Pros: More well-known company More responsive for picking up eye movement Looks cooler (in my opinion) Comes with two sticky strips for device attachment More applications available (arcade) Cons: Red lights might be distracting More expensive at $139 Windows
Similar issues worth considering: Developers Shipped from outside the U.S. What additional software you will want to use Possible product defects USB 3.0
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