- 13/04/2020 at 19:30 #14134clintParticipant
I am really looking forward to this post becoming a collection of ideas for the next Tobii eye tracker. Hopefully their developer will be able to get some tips for their future models. For those who do not know Tobii eye trackers are consumer level devices. Their current model is the 4C which brings headtracking into the mix, although I believe the 5C dev kit was just announced.
I got a 4c a while ago and I used it all the time, but I then upgraded to a 35″ 21:9 (ultra-wide) monitor and the edges are wonky so I have it disabled most of the time. I am thinking of upgrading again to a 49″ 32:9 (super-ultra-wide?) monitor and I would expect sides to be completely off the grid, so to speak. Also the monitor I am looking at, and would recommend for ANY ultra-wide, is curved which adds the problem of mounting it.
The curve problem is a relatively simple fix. It probably is difficult as hell, but that is why you get the big money right? It seems to be a matter of material. Instead of a rigid plastic use one that can be bent, or flat to accommodate the old folks, to fit up to a 1900r curve. Or if that proves to much maybe have one that mounts on the top/bottom of the tracker. that way we can stick it under the bezel.
The size problem is fairly simple too. At least it seems that way. Allow for multiple eye trackers to work together. This would allow larger screens to be used. For even my 49″ screen, which are the same size as two 27″ 16:9s mounted next to each other, would be covered by 2 eye trackers.14/04/2020 at 12:21 #14142Grant [Tobii]Keymaster
Hi @clinthulk2, thank you for your valuable feedback.. we are always looking to improve our product for the next generation of hardware including support larger monitors. I will pass along your comments to the developers for consideration.
As you are already in possession of a 4C eye tracker, it may interest you to know that a number of users have produced some hacks and workarounds that may be suitable for your setup. You can read about their experiences on the forum with one particularly useful thread @ https://developer.tobii.com/community/forums/topic/ultrawide-monitors/
Please be aware however, that the setups described in this thread are not officially supported by Tobii but you are free to try it out and do let us know how you get on. Best Wishes.
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