Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows XP TabletPC edition, Windows Vista, Windows Seven, Windows 8/8.1. Test were performed under 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.

Video adapter

A minimum resolution of 1024×768 is recommanded (32 MB of video RAM).

USB slot

A free USB slot is required for the SafeNet Sentinel dongle (security lock key).


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.

The list below is not exhaustive, but shows  a number of compatible device manufacturers, including the main vendor on the market.

Company’s name Web site
ACECAD Enterprise Co. Ltd. http://www.acecad.com.tw
Aiptek Inc. http://www.aiptek.com.tw
ALTEK Corp. http://www.altek.com
Aristo Graphic Systeme GmbH http://www.aristo.de
Communications Intelligence Corp. http://www.cic.com/
Graphtec Corp. http://www.graphteccorp.com
GTCO Calcomp Corp. http://www.gtcocalcomp.com
IQ Automation http://www.iq-automation.de/
Hitachi Digital Graphics http://www.hitachi-soft.com/icg/products
KYE Systems Corp. http://www.genius-kye.com
Mutoh America Inc. http://www.mutoh.be/
NEC Corp. http://www.nec.com/
Numonics Corp. http://www.numonics.com
Oce Graphics SA. http://www.oce.com
Pinnacle Technologies http://www.pinnacle.com.ph/
Seiko Instruments Inc. http://www.sii.co.jp/corp/eg/index_1.html
Sony Corp. http://www.sony.net/
Topaz Systems Inc. http://www.topazsystems.com/
Twinhead Corp. http://www.twinhead.com/
WACOM Corp. http://www.wacom.com
YIYNOVA Technology Ltd. http://www.yiynova.com


Eyetrackers (optional)

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)
  • Alphabio EyePuter
  • 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.