2 pilots flying a plane

Human performance

Capture visual attention and leverage what it reveals about human performance. Whether you’re looking at surgeons in an operating room, pilots in a simulator, athletes, or control room operators, eye tracking reveals the tacit knowledge attached to how they perform their tasks, allowing you to utilize this insight.

Air traffic controller at Arlanda airport using eye tracking glasses

Understand decision-making

Understanding another’s thought process or what motivates their decisions is difficult. Eye tracking is an ideal tool for revealing attention patterns and decision drivers because it allows you to view someone’s visual attention in real-time and see how it correlates with their behavior. The value of this, is that it lets you know how human factors influence the outcome of the task being performed, and access insights on things like cognitive load, situational awareness, and visual behavior without disrupting the activity.

Tobii Pro Glasses 2 used for medical stuff training both in real and simulated environments

Enhance training and education

Develop more effective training tools by incorporating eye tracking into your education and assessment processes. By seeing in real-time what someone is looking at, trainers get unique insight into what’s happening from the wearer’s perspective and can provide immediate feedback. Post-session replay allows individuals to observe their own behavior and more easily understand how and where to make adjustments.

Pilot training another pilot

Improve knowledge transfer

Experts carry a large amount of knowledge linked to the performance of their work which has been acquired through experience. This tacit knowledge is accumulated over time from extensive practice and training which makes it difficult to articulate as it becomes part of their subconscious or instinctive behavior. By using eye tracking, you can discover what visual strategies and behavioral patterns are behind the practices of experts and transfer these skills to other employees or team members.

How it works

1 Capture

Capture the visual behavior of a person performing a task in a natural setting.

2 Understand

Watch with gaze overlay to understand what happens while they’re performing the task.

3 Improve

Identify areas for improvement in the process, environment, or behavior of the person to improve future outcomes.

Looking from an airline cockpit using Tobii Pro Glasses 3

Explore our solutions

You may decide to apply eye tracking either by purchasing our technology outright and implementing the project yourself or by working with our Managed Services team to execute the project within your organization.

Choose the application area relevant to you for recommended solutions:

Medical training and simulation

Aerospace and tactical training

Other applications


Tobii Pro Glasses 2 used for medical stuff training both in real and simulated environments

Eye tracking as a way to illustrate surgical methods and assess students’ learning

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“This is the first time we can actually get data on visual human information collection... and we can use this data to optimize training procedures, we can also optimize operative procedures.”

Prof. Dr. Christoph Starck, German Heart Center Berlin

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