SensoMotoric Instruments (SMI) has introduced its latest eye tracking systems at Society for Neuroscience 2014, the world’s largest neuroscience conference. The SMI RED250mobile eye tracking system and its “smaller brother” the SMI REDn Scientific are high-performance systems with an emphasis on robust tracking and accuracy, and the company feels they would have strong applications in the field of neuroscience research.
The system offers a 250Hz sampling rate, saccadic eye tracking, and high adaptability to head movements. With such advanced technology, the company believes it could have important applications in research on neurodegenerative disorders and other cognitive issues. Moreover, the company has designed its system to allow for integration with other biometric tracking platforms, with partnerships already established with Brain Products, BIOPAC Systems, and Psychology Software Tools.
But the company is also aiming for applications beyond the medical research field, having developed an Eye Tracking integration for virtual reality head-mounted display (HMD) that could be compatible with the Oculus Rift. It’s a smart diversification of business strategy; while there’s growing excitement in the medical world for the applications of biometric technology, the same is true for everyday life and recreational activities. And as excitement builds for the burgeoning Internet of Things, we can only expect to see more opportunities for this kind of technology to find its way into various markets.
November 14, 2014 – by Alex Perala