Tobii Eye Tracker 5

The latest version of eye-tracking from Tobii has improved the head tracking performance greatly.  I am writing this from the perspective of a simulator player where head tracking is, for me,  more valuable than eye-tracking.

Before going any further it is worth mentioning that setup and calibration of the system are completely automatic and is a quick process.

Tobbi eytracker in use

Tobii Eyetracker

Tobii Eye Tracker 4 provided excellent eye-tracking, however, is simulations like Euro Truck Simulator 2 or American Truck Simulator eye tracking is problematic as you are constantly scanning, speedometer, road, signs, sat-nav etc.  The result is an almost continually moving display that is more distracting than useful.

Tuning the settings could produce a workable solution, but meant disabling and limiting a lot of the potential of the product, and the head tracking was not as responsive as you might want


Eye Tracker

Eye Tracker 5 has greatly improved head tracking and is fast and responsive.  Within the hour I was completely comfortable with using the system almost forgetting it was there.

Setup was further enhanced as SCS have now built-in Tobii support in ETS2 and ATS.

On the downside, this is an expensive piece of kit, but what it brings to the gaming experience cannot be overestimated.

Images in this post courtesy of tobii.

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