Biometric Software Suite

Software that builds a bridge between Tobii Pro eye trackers and a wide range of other devices for synchronized biometric data collection. Using this tool, researchers can synchronize eye tracking data with most EEG, ECG, EMG, GSR and NIRS systems.


Synchronizing eye tracking data with other biometric data

Biometrics Software Suite makes it possible to synchronize eye tracking data from Tobii Pro eye trackers with a wide range of biometric sensors, such as EEG, ECG, EMG, GSR and NIRS. 

A modular approach that utilizes specific import profiles combined with automatic synchronization algorithms, helps merge data from these different instruments with eye tracking-specific content like pupil width, and vision-triggered events such as saccades, fixations, and area-of-interest-dependent events.

Pairing Biometric Software Suite with Tobii Pro Studio, researchers can leverage the strength of Tobii Pro Studio to analyze the eye tracking data. No additional stimulus presentation PC necessary.

Biometric Software Suite screenshots.

Pro Studio allows replay of any recording. A red dot overlays the stimuli marking the exact position of the respondant's eye at any given time. The Biometric Software Suite enables the simultaneous visualization of synchronized biometric data with the eye tracking replay in Pro Studio.

Biometric Software Suite screenshots.

In this picture, you can see a Biometric Software Suite screenshot of a NIRS recording. The NIRS hardware was Artinis PortaLite mobile NIRS system, recorded and synchronized with the Oxysoft recording software and the Biometric Software Suite.

Biometric Software Suite screenshots.

This screenshot shows eye tracking data that was recorded in Pro Studio as it appears in the Biometric Software Suite.

Numerous options

Biometric Software Suite enables you to combine eye tracking data with the following biometric data:

  • EEG (electrical signal representing brain activity)
  • Pupil size
  • ECG (electrical activity of the heart)
  • GSR (sweat production of the skin due to emotions or stress)
  • EMG (including ECG (heart), EGG (digestive system))
  • NIRS (oxygen consumption of near distant tissues)
  • Respiration
  • Body temperature
  • Movement
  • Body position
  • Blood flow
  • Blood pressure
  • Oxygen saturation

Biometric Software Suite works with a wide range of systems and formats for biometric data:

  • Artinis PortaLite mobile NIRS system
  • Becker Meditec VarioPort/VarioLab Recorder System
  • Schuhfried Biofeedback 2000x-pert
  • European Data Format (EDF+), supported by most EEG systems
  • BioSemi Data Format (BDF)
  • BrainVision format (Brain Products)
  • Emotiv
  • EyeTracking Inc Workload RT

Biometric Software Suite allows you to:

  • Directly collect data using Artinis Oxysoft NIRS and VarioLab
  • Import previously collected data in different formats
  • Automatically synchronize data collected from different devices
  • Export synchronized data for further external analysis in MATLAB, R, SPSS, etc.
  • Export to video

Tobii constantly increases the number of compatible options. Please contact us if you want to synchronize any devices not mentioned above.

Data export

The export function allows you to export datasets from the Biometric Software Suite in various formats. You can then analyze the datasets with SPSS, MATLAB or other software tools.

The Biometric Software Suite also makes it easy to export datasets as videos. Re-import the exported video into Tobii Pro Studio in order to verify the quality of the data in conjunction with an eye tracking experiment.

  Biometric Software Suite Basic Biometric Software Suite Professional
Import online    
VarioLab Recorder x x
Artinis Recorder (via TCP/IP) x x
VarioPort x x
Biofeedback 2000 X-PERT x x
EDF+ x x
BDF x x
Brain Vision x x
Digital filters   x
Trials from datasets   x
Sliding fourier transform   x
Trial averaging   x
Heartrate   x
Galvanic skin response   x
Metrics for GSR, EEG and heartreate   x


Metrics as CSV   x

Video Export Add-on

Video Export Add-on enables plots to be exported as videos, replacing the user camera file in Tobii Pro Studio. Plots can then be visually inspected in Tobii Pro Studio based on the same timeline as the eye tracking results. This add-on is compatible with both BSS Basic and BSS Professional version.

Workload RT-Bridge Add-on

Workload RT-Bridge Add-on is compatible with both BSS Basic and BSS Professional version. Usage requires a working license for Workload RT from EyeTracking Inc. 

More information

Close partnerships and integration with third-party products such as Biometric Software Suite (Dr Hornecker), E-Prime (PST) and StimTracker (Cedrus) make Tobii Pro eye trackers compatible with a large variety of biometric sensors. 

For an overview of current eye tracking and biometric data sync options, please refer to our separate compatibility table. 

System Requirements

Software system requirements

Biometric Software Suite has the following system requirements:

  • PC or laptop with a CPU speed of at least 1.5 GHz and at least 2 GB RAM
  • Operating system: Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8
  • USB port (for installation)
  • Keyboard, mouse
  • 50 MB free hard disk space for installation (1 GB recommended)
  • Java Runtime Environment (JRE) Version 7 or later.

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