Analysis of eye movements with eyetrace

Thomas C. Kübler, Katrin Sippel, Wolfgang Fuhl, Guilherme Schievelbein, Johanna Aufreiter, Raphael Rosenberg, Wolfgang Rosenstiel, Enkelejda Kasneci

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In the time of affordable and comfortable video-based eye tracking, the need for analysis software becomes more and more important. We introduce Eyetrace, a new software developed for the analysis of eye-tracking data during static image viewing. The aim of the soft- ware is to provide a platform for eye-tracking data analysis which works with different eye trackers, offering thus the possibility to compare results beyond the specific characteristics of the hardware devices. Furthermore, by integrating various state-of-the-art and new developed algorithms for analysis and visualization of eye-tracking data, the influence of different analysis steps and parameter choices on typical eye-tracking measures is totally transparent to the user. Eyetrace integrates several algorithms to identify fixations and saccades, and to cluster them. Well-established algorithms can be used side-by-side with bleeding-edge approaches with a continuous visualization. Eyetrace can be downloaded at and we encourage its use for exploratory data analysis and education.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - 8th International Joint Conference, BIOSTEC 2015, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsDirk Elias, Ana Fred, Hugo Gamboa
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9783319277066
StatePublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event8th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies, BIOSTEC 2015 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 12 Jan 201515 Jan 2015

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
ISSN (Print)1865-0929


Conference8th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies, BIOSTEC 2015


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