Discovery Learning Research Center

DLRC Eye Tracker

The Discovery Learning Research Center offers a non-intrusive Tobii Technology TX300 eye tracking device that is available to researchers free of charge. The eye tracking device provides information about the location, sequence, and duration of a participant’s gaze fixations on stimuli displayed on a computer monitor screen. The Tobii TX300 is capable of measuring gaze location without contact with the participant allowing subjects freedom of head movement. The TX300 is equipped with Tobii Studio 3.2 software which accommodates various multimedia stimuli including images, text, videos, and web pages. The software package provides comprehensive data visualization, statistical metric calculation, and data export features.

Using the DLRC Eye Tracker

Orientation is required prior to use of the eye tracker. An optional more extensive training may be requested for a nominal training fee. Orientation and optional training is requested via an online form.

woman sitting at eye trackers


Printable Access Information (PDF)
Use Agreement (PDF)
Request Eye Tracker Orientation.
Eye Tracker User Group
Specifications (PDF)

Purdue researchers may use the eye tracker free of charge.

Reservations are required. Access to the reservation calendar is granted after orientation. Reservation requests are limited to 10 hours per week per project. Longer reservation requests can be reviewed on a case by case basis.

Users and principle investigators must sign an agreement accepting DLRC policies and financial responsibility.

The eye tracker is available M-F 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM for use in the DLR building.

Experimental design, implementation, and appropriate IRB are solely the responsibility of the principle investigator and users. Appropriate IRB needs to be secured before bringing in test subjects.

Steps to Access the Eye Tracker

  1. Read, download, print, and sign user agreement
  2. Request an orientation time.
  3. Attend training and submit signed user agreement
  4. Create an account at Request membership in Eye Tracker User Group
  5. When group membership has been approved, schedule a reservation using the online reservation calendar.
  6. During your reserved time, check out the eye tracker room key from the DLRC secretary (DLR 203)

For more information contact:
Debora Steffen


* Photo from Tobii Technology, Inc.


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