How to build a low-cost eye-tracking system

Davin Pavlas, Heather Lum, Eduardo Salas

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Eye tracking, previously the purview of well-funded laboratories, is now available to any individual who wishes to study gaze patterns. Advances in eye-tracking technology have made it possible for those with meager budgets but an abundance of motivation to engage in studies that examine participants' eye movements and fixations. This article presents a how-to guide for creating low-cost eye-tracking solutions and includes discussion of optical hardware, tracking software, and data analysis programs. The wider availability of eye-tracking technology ensures that the broader scientific community has access to techniques that can inform design and enhance research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)18-23
Number of pages6
JournalErgonomics in Design
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • General Engineering


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