Windows Seven, Windows 8/8.1., Windows 10.
You will have to use a user account with administrative rights to be able to install and use Eye and Pen.
Free disk space
60MB for a complete installation (with samples), plus space needed for recordings and analyses.
min. 1024 MB with Windows Vista and later.
A minimum resolution of 1024×768 is recommanded (32 MB of video RAM).
A free USB slot is required for the SafeNet Sentinel dongle (security lock key) required with Eye and Pen 1 and 2.
Every tablet supplied with a Wintab32 compatible driver for Windows is supported by Eye and Pen.
In general, installation of the tablet’s driver also installs a file named WINTAB2.DLL into Windows directory.
Please note that not every manufacturer has battery-less pencils and/or inking pen.
The list below is not exhaustive, but shows a number of compatible device manufacturers, including the main vendor on the market. Many “historic” tablet manufacturer stopped this activity (Aiptek, Genius, Hitachi, Numonics, Oce, Seiko, etc.) within the last 5 years.
|Company’s name||Web site|
|ACECAD Enterprise Co. Ltd.||http://www.acecad.com.tw|
|GTCO Calcomp Corp.||http://www.gtcocalcomp.com|
|Topaz Systems Inc.||http://www.topazsystems.com/|
|YIYNOVA Technology Ltd.||http://www.yiynova.com|
Eye and Pen supports the following eyetrackers:
- S.R. research models Eyelink I, Eyelink II and Eyelink 1000
- Applied Science Laboratories ASL 504 (serial link)
- SensoMotoric Instruments (SMI) iViewX (version 1.05 and above).
Note about remote eyetrackers
Unless major changes, we do not plan to support remote eyetrackers because they are hardly usable in a handwriting situation: the camera(s) should be below the participant’s line of gaze. Then , it is not possible to place a tablet “under” the screen.
It may be usable with an LCD tablet, but when the movements of the subject’s forearm masks the camera, the eye is lost for a while. To limit theses drawback, you’d be to setup a strongly constraining situation.
Similar tests have been conducted at S.R. Research with the Eyelink1000 Remote eyetracker and ended with same results.
In general, remote optic eyetrackers are not advisable: most of them were buit to be located below a display screen, not about a tablet on a desk. This leads to problems of adaptation, coordinates liability, while imposing body posture constraints to the subjects.