Tobii Gaze Viewer

Eye-Tracking Data for Easy AAC Assessment

Stockholm, April 28, 2014 — Today Tobii Assistive Technology, a division of the Tobii group, the global market leader in eye tracking, launched Tobii Gaze Viewer, a compact assessment tool intended to give professionals and caretakers quick, simple, on-the-fly eye-tracking evaluations for vision assessments, cognition, reminiscence testing and even reading comprehension.

“With eye tracking, you can get a fundamental understanding of the user’s cognition, comprehension and visual acuity without a costly, time-intensive and invasive procedure,” said Fredrik Ruben, president of Tobii Assistive Technology. “This tool will let professionals assess and understand their patients’ innate processes and abilities as well as what they may not be able to express verbally. Ultimately it reveals their true, unrecognized potential.” 

Used in conjunction with Tobii assistive technology eye trackers, Tobii Gaze Viewer can record eye-tracking data, including heat maps, gaze plots and even “live gaze” over anything displayed on the screen – e-books, games, memory or reminiscence boards, and even online video content. With a variety of reporting options, the visual data collected with Gaze Viewer arms professionals with additional information to more comprehensively report on their patients’ progress, development and growth over time.

Potential use cases include:

  • Comprehension testing
  • Reading/literacy assessments
  • Cognitive/processing delay assessments
  • Reminiscence testing
  • Low-pressure testing environments for children
  • Proving cognition in low-functioning adults
  • Validating the potential use of an eye-tracking AAC device for communication and computer access

“For years we have harnessed the speed and accuracy of eye tracking as a highly effective access method, helping give a voice to tens of thousands of Tobii users throughout the world,” said David Henderek, global product manager at Tobii Assistive Technology. “Now we can use eye tracking to assess the user’s cognition, behavior and performance to determine whether eye tracking is an appropriate access method.”

Availability

Tobii Gaze Viewer is available today as a direct download exclusively through the Tobii Assistive website.

Those interested can also download a one-day, risk-free trial.

Media contacts

Stephan Floyd
Marketing Manager, Tobii ATI
stephan.floyd[@]tobiiati.com, 1 781-223-2005

About Tobii Technology
Tobii Technology is the global market leader in eye tracking and gaze interaction. Our products are widely used within scientific research and in commercial market research and usability studies, as well as by people with disabilities as a means to communicate and to access and control their computers. Today Tobii contributes with a wide range of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) products. www.tobii.com

About Tobii ATI
Tobii Assistive Technology Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tobii Technology. For nearly two decades, Tobii ATI has been helping men, women and children with disabilities such as autism, cerebral palsy, Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS), muscular dystrophy, Rett syndrome and spinal cord injury lead fuller, richer lives. Through its total commitment to serving its customers — individuals, families, doctors, therapists, schools and rehabilitation centers — Tobii ATI has developed a reputation as an innovative and caring industry thought leader that continues to push the boundaries of what’s possible to deliver the most advanced, effective and empowering communications tools available for a wide array of disabled communities through award-winning eye-tracking and gaze-controlled hardware and software. Tobii is the global leader in eye-tracking and gaze interaction. For more information, please visit www.tobiiati.com.

About Us

Tobii is the global leader in eye tracking. Our vision is a world where all technology works in harmony with natural human behavior. Tobii operates through three business units: Tobii Dynavox makes specially designed computers that are controlled by eye movement or touch screens for use by people with special needs due to spinal cord injuries, CP, ALS or other medical conditions. Tobii Pro develops and sells eye-tracking equipment and services used today by more than 3,000 companies and 2,000 research institutions, including all of the world’s 50 highest ranked universities. Tobii Tech further develops Tobii’s technology for new volume markets, such as computer games, personal computers, virtual reality and smartphones. Tobii is headquartered in Sweden and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm (TOBII). The group has about 1,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.tobii.com.

Subscribe

Media

Media

Quotes

“With eye tracking, you can get a fundamental understanding of the user’s cognition, comprehension and visual acuity without a costly, time-intensive and invasive procedure. This tool will let professionals assess and understand their patients’ innate processes and abilities as well as what they may not be able to express verbally. Ultimately it reveals their true, unrecognized potential.”
Fredrik Ruben, president of Tobii Assistive Technology
“For years we have harnessed the speed and accuracy of eye tracking as a highly effective access method, helping give a voice to tens of thousands of Tobii users throughout the world. Now we can use eye tracking to assess the user’s cognition, behavior and performance to determine whether eye tracking is an appropriate access method.”
David Henderek, global product manager at Tobii Assistive Technology.