Every tablet supplied with a Wintab32 compatible driver for Windows is supported by Eye and Pen. In general, installation of the tablet's driver also installs a file named WINTAB2.DLL into Windows directory.
The list below is not exhaustive, but shows a number of compatible device manufacturers, including the main vendor on the market.
ACECAD Enterprise Co. Ltd.
Aristo Graphic Systeme GmbH
Communications Intelligence Corp.
GTCO Calcomp Corp.
Hitachi Digital Graphics
KYE Systems Corp.
Mutoh America Inc.
Oce Graphics SA.
Seiko Instruments Inc.
Topaz Systems Inc.
Eye and Pen supports the following eyetrackers:
- S.R. research models Eyelink I, Eyelink II and Eyelink1000
- Applied Science Laboratories ASL 504 (serial link)
- Alphabio EyePuter
- SensoMotoric Instruments (SMI) iViewX (version 1.05 and above).
This list isn't finished. Keep an eye on the "news", the list will be lengthened.
Unless major changes, we do not plan to support Tobii Technology's eyetrackers because their devices are hardly usable in a handwriting situation: they're included in an LCD creen mount and the camera should be below the subject's line of gaze. Then , it is not possible to place a tablet "under" the screen.
Event the mobile model X50 should be placed between the subject and the tablet. It may be usable with an LCD tablet, but when the movements of the subject's forearm masks the camera, the eye is lost for a while. To limit theses drawback, you'd be to setup a strongly constraining situation.
Similar tests have been conducted at S.R. Research with the "Eyelink1000 remote" eyetracker and ended with same results.
In general, remote optic eyetrackers are not advisable: most of them were buit to be located below a display screen, not about a tablet on a desk. This leads to problems of adaptation, coordinates liability, while imposing body posture constraints to the subjects.
Creation date : 18/12/2006 • 15:17 [Last update : 20/05/2010 • 12:41]
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