Wireless Eye-Tracking Glasses for comfortable EOG.
Since 2012, we as Datwyler are collaborating with the Interuniversity Microelectronics Center (IMEC) Institute in Belgium and the Holst Center in the Netherlands to research electrodes for brain monitoring platforms.
Patients with neurodegenerative diseases often experience symptoms of abnormal eye movements. The IMEC has conducted extensive research to develop an eye movement tracking technology to help diagnosing and monitoring the progression of these disorders.
What we co-developed is a wearable device concept which integrates wireless eye-tracking technology into a standard pair of eyeglasses. These then smart glasses use electrooculograms (EOG): They measure the electric potential across particular points on the skin around the eyes during eye movement.
Intelligent detection of eye movement for clinical research.
The Datwyler SoftPulse™ not only captures the eye movement, but they also gives the wearer a pleasant familiarity with the everyday glass frame due to their ergonomic design. Compared to modern AR/VR headsets with eye-tracking, which have been used for clinical research, it is less expensive and less bulky. In addition, this innovative approach achieves a scanning rate of 256 scans per second. This is more than twice as fast as current camera-based solutions for detecting eye position.