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EyeTech Digital Systems

http://www.eyetechds.com

Quick Glance Eye Gaze Tracker for Computer Access. Place the mouse pointer simply by looking at the desired location. Click with an eye blink, a hardware switch, or by staring (dwell). Combine with an on-screen keyboard for text or speech output.

System name(s): EyeTech TM3

Who can use the system
Target users Users with disabilities: ALS, MS, CP, SCI, RSI... Anyone who cannot use a standard mouse.
What is required from the user Tolerance to involuntary head movements depends on the model. Allows for moderate head movement (Esp. Model SH).
Can the system be operated entirely by the user without assistance once the system is setup and running?
Features
Applications within AAC
  • Keyboard substitute (gaze writing)
  • Mouse substitute
  • Internet browsing
  • Email
  • Games
  • Speech synthesis
Additional information/accessories With the mouse substitute, one can use almost any Windows application. Click with an eye blink, a hardware switch, or by staring (dwell).
Supported languages English
Technical specifications
Methods Video, dark pupil, infrared illumination
Other features remote
Spatial resolution 1 degree (approximate)
Temporal resolution Adjustable, 15-55 samples per second
Tolerance to ambient light / sunlight Depends on the model (from moderage to good)
Tolerance to eye glasses and contact lenses Works well in most cases.
Accommodation to human eye variations (iris color, ethnic background) Works most in all cases
Freedom of head movements 25 X 16 X19 cm
Mobility The EyeTech TM3 Portable is portable and allows for over 5 hours of battery life, wheel chair mounting options also available
Weight 8 lbs
Setup and system requirements
Computer requirement(s) Microsoft Windows 98/XP (800 MHz or faster), can run on both laptop and desktop computers.
Setup time
Calibration time Less than 5 seconds, option for 5, 9 or 16 point calibration targets, calibration can be saved
Number of systems in use
Price Ranges from $6,480 up to $14,280


Contact details

Email: info@eyetechds.com
Phone: 480-704-3158
Fax: 480-718-5243

Address:

EyeTech Digital Systems, Inc.
1128 E Greenway St, Suite 1
Mesa, AZ 85203 USA
888-539-3832
Fax: 480-718-5243

Support:

Visit our web page for information on user support

Website: http://www.eyetechds.com

Technical Information


The technical information below is mainly targeted at developers.

What is the eye tracker physical interface type? Firewire.
Does the eye tracker require manufacturer's own dedicated software to operate, or can it be used with other suitable software? Only with dedicated software by manufacturer.
If the eye tracker can be used with other suitable software, will the manufacturer make the required control protocols available?
Does the manufacturer's own dedicated software have an API (programming interface) to allow control over the manufacturer's software and eye tracker by third party applications?
If the manufacturer's own dedicated software and eye tracker has an API, will the manufacturer make the required control protocols available?
Is a stream of gaze data (x, y, pupil size, blink etc) from the manufacturer's own dedicated software accessible to other third party software? Yes, can be accessed in real time by third party software.
If a stream of gaze data is accessible in real time, will the manufacturer make the format available? Yes, to all.
Can gaze data (x, y, pupil size, blink etc) from the manufacturer's own dedicated software be captured and saved in a file for later use and analysis? Yes, can be saved.
If gaze data can be captured and saved, is the saved data file accessible to third party software? Yes open, to all in a standard file format.

Updated information on this system as well as other EyeTech products like the TM4, VT1 and VT2 systems can be found at the EyeTech product summary page at http://www.eyetechds.com/home/comparison-chart .