The system precision measurement of the video eye tracker and the impact of different infrared intensities on it

Authors: Zhang Lina,  Shi Xuefeng,  Zhao Kanxing
DOI: 10.3760/cma.j.issn.2095-0160.2015.12.014
Published 2015-12-10
Cite as Chin J Exp Ophthalmol, 2015,33(12): 1118-1121.

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EyeLink 2000 high speed video eye tracker has been used in ophthalmology to evaluate the ocular movement ability.Its systemic precision depends on the performance of the eye tracker, and it is also an essential parameter for the evaluation of the data quality.Therefore, the impact of infrared intensity should be illustrated.


This study was to assess the systemic precision of the video eye tracker and evaluate the impact of infrared intensity on the result.


The EyeLink 2000 high speed video eye tracker and a pair of artificial eyes were used in this study.Firstly the artificial eyes were fixed to the corresponding position as the real human eyes.Each session of recording was undertaken under the different infrared intensities (100%, 75% and 50%). The sampling frequency of binocular recording was set as 1 000 Hz.Each session was sequentially recorded for 60 seconds.The systemic precision was calculated as the root mean square (RMS) of angular distances between successive data points.The RMS values under the different infrared intensities were compared.


The highest RMS values were (0.005 01±0.000 20)° under the 100% infrared intensity.As the decline of infrared intensities, RMS values were gradually raised, showing a significant difference among different infrared intensity groups (F=3 791.447, P<0.01). The differences were also significant between different groups (all at P<0.05).


EyeLink 2 000 video eye tracker has good system precision.The infrared intensity influence the system precision of the video eye tracker.

Key words:

Eye movements/diagnosis; Infrared rays; Visual perception/physiology; Artificial eyes; Video eye tracker/method

Contributor Information

Zhang Lina
Tianjin Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Tianjin Eye Institute, Tianjin Eye Hospital, Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin 300020, China
Shi Xuefeng
Zhao Kanxing
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