Release notes - What's new

On this page, you can browse Tobii Pro Lab release notes and check out recent enhancements. Customers with a valid upgrade contract for their Pro Lab license will always have access to new features as soon as they are released. If you are looking for release notes from 2019 and previous years, please go to our Release notes page.

 

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Tobii Pro Lab (version 1.162) - March 3 2021

Text element ​

Tobii Pro Lab Text element functionality

​Full edition, Analyzer edition, Presenter edition​

​The Text element can be added to the experiment timeline from the toolbar and used either for reading research or to provide instructions to the participant.

In the Text Editor it is possible, as before, to edit all the typical text properties (font, font size, text, and background color, etc.) and allows users to input multi-language text stimulus, with only western languages being fully supported.

Automatic AOIs preview in the text editor​

Tobii Pro Lab AOI preview

Full edition, Analyzer edition, Presenter edition​

In the Text Editor you can now preview AOI-boundaries at a character, word, or sentence level. This is particularly useful for researchers using eye tracking in the field of reading research.​

Automatic AOIs for text stimulus​

Tobii Pro Lab automatic AOIs functionality

​Full edition, Analyzer edition​

​In the AOI tool you can now automatically generate areas of interest (AOIs) at a character, word, or sentence level, and encode AOI meta-information that are relevant for the experiment.

AOI reading metrics​

Tobii Pro Lab AOI reading metrics

Full edition, Analyzer edition​

​New metrics are now available in the AOI-based TSV file export format — AOI reading metrics — to allow the users to much quicker calculate and extract many standard reading measures, including first-pass first fixation duration, first-pass duration, regression-path duration, etc.​

Learn more about how reading metrics work

New and renamed Click metrics​

Tobii Pro Lab Click metrics funtionality

Full edition, Analyzer edition​

​The AOI Click metrics (available in the AOI-based TSV file export format) have been updated for all stimuli types to now include both click (‘MouseEvent Down’ event), as well as click & release (‘MouseEvent Down’ + ‘MouseEvent Up’ events) metrics.​

Calibration

Tobii Pro Lab updated calibration result UI functionality

Full edition, Analyzer edition, Presenter edition​

​A new simplified calibration and validation result window is now available.​

Mapped data for Custom TOIs​

Tobii Pro Lab

​Full edition, Analyzer edition​

​In the Custom TOI dialog it is now possible to choose between recording data and mapped data for screen based and scene camera projects. When the radio button for mapped data is chosen, the corresponding snapshots are available for selection as well. ​

Sorted screenshots

Tobii Pro Lab sorted screen shots

​Full edition, Analyzer edition​

​You can now easily get information about the resolution of your screenshots directly in the Custom TOI dialog. Screenshots are also automatically sorted by type (e.g. manual screenshot, imported screenshot), domain, and resolution, and assigned a corresponding icon.​

Tobii Pro Lab (version 1.152) - Oct 15 2020

Import / export of IMU data

Tobii Pro Lab IMU data import and export function

Full edition, Analyzer edition

You can now import accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer data together with your Tobii Pro Glasses 3 recordings and export them in the Data Export. Only available for recordings made with Tobii Pro Glasses 3 firmware versions newer than 1.10.

Eye tracking calibration

Tobii Pro Lab eye tracking callibration function

Full edition, Presenter edition

All participant calibrations are now stored in the software, so you can select the best one to run your experiment with. You can store up to 5 calibrations per subject. Especially useful when needing to calibrate infants.

Web stimulus

Tobii Pro Lab web stimulus function

Full edition, Analyzer edition

In addition to manual (see GIF) and automatic screenshotting, you are now able to import externally captured screenshots to your Custom Web Times of Interest (TOIs) dialogue and use them as backing visual for eye tracking data mapping.

"Advance on" options

Tobii Pro Lab advance on options

Full edition, Presenter edition

Small icons have been added to the design module to show what "Advance on" options are selected for a certain stimulus.

Metrics export

Tobii Pro Lab metrics export function

Full edition, Presenter edition, VR360 edition

A new export format has been added for more detailed post-analysis. Choose the event-based fixation metrics to export one row for every fixation in your study. You can now also select metadata in the new general metrics section, such as participant variables, AOI tags etc. and include them in the export.

 

Tobii Pro Lab (version 1.145) - July 8 2020

Tobii Pro Glasses 3 import function

Tobii Pro Lab Glasses 3 import and export function

Full edition, Analyzer edition

It is now possible to import Tobii Pro Glasses 3 recordings into your Glasses project. Also, you can merge data or combine recordings from both Tobii Pro Glasses 3 and Tobii Pro Glasses 2 into the same project.

Gaze-based trigger

Tobii Pro Lab advance on option function

Full edition, Presenter edition

The "Advance on gaze" option has been added to the design module to trigger a transition when participants look at a target area. Double-click the stimulus card to open the stimulus editor and edit the target area to suit your study needs. Set your desired presentation screen resolution to ensure correct stimuli display.

New Replay tool

Tobii Pro Lab Hide callibration function

Full edition, Analyzer edition

The calibration icon in the Replay mode lets you hide or show the calibration section in the recording with one simple click.

Project overview

Tobii Pro Lab project overview

Full edition, Analyzer edition, Presenter edition, VR360 edition

Options for Renaming your projects or removing them from the list are now available in a context menu. Simply right-click to rename or remove projects from the list of existing projects.

Updates in the Mouse Tracker option

Tobii Pro Lab mouse tracker updates

Full edition, Presenter edition

You can now conduct pilot experiments with the Mouse Tracker option at 60Hz or 250Hz.

AOI-based metrics

Tobii Pro Lab AOI based metrics

Full edition, Analyzer edition, VR360 edition

A new export format has been added - the AOI-based metrics - to better support the researchers in the statistical analysis stage, by structuring the data in a single row for every AOI, for every interval.

Smooth scrolling

Tobii Pro Lab Smooth scrolling function

Full edition, Presenter edition

The new screen-capture functionality enables smooth scrolling for web pages.

Recording stage

Tobii Pro Lab function Recording stage scaling set to 100

Full edition, Presenter edition

Note: Make sure that your presentation screen scaling is set to 100% before starting the recording.

Tobii Pro Lab (version 1.142) - May 27 2020

Mouse tracker

Tobii Pro Lab mouse tracker function

Full edition, Presenter edition

The Mouse Tracker option adds the ability to record simulated eye-tracking data when an eye tracker is not available. It can be used during pilot experiments when you don't have access to an eye tracker to collect and analyze the data that would previously be bound to your hardware.

Assisted mapping

Tobii Pro Lab assisted mapping function

Full edition, Analyzer edition, Presenter edition

Assisted mapping has now been enabled for Screen-based projects with recordings containing Web- and screen recording elements, as well as Scene Camera projects, to make data preparation more efficient.

The assisted mapping can be used in combination with external screenshots and with a variety of stimuli types. Additionally, the assisted mapping supports the use of full-length screenshots from mobile devices for scene camera projects.

Eye Tracking Data Transparency Policy

Full edition, Presenter edition, VR360 edition

Informed consent is a prerequisite for a subject’s participation in human research. Sufficient information must be provided so that a participant can make an informed decision about whether to enroll in a study, or to continue participation.

When recording gaze data with Pro Lab, it's the experimenters' responsibility to acquire consent from the participant to record, store and process their data. We added the option to save or discard a recording after it is finished depending on the participant's consent decision (please see also the new Eye Tracking Data Transparency Policy by Tobii Group).

Eye Tracking Data Transparency Policy

Screenshots improvements

Tobii Pro Lab screen shot improvements function

Full edition, Presenter edition

A small improvement allows you now to capture a screenshot manually using the Capture screenshot button in the Moderator tool or by pressing F8 during the recording.

The automatic screenshot functionality can now be turned off for faster transitions between web pages.

Metrics export

Tobii Pro Lab metrics report function

Full edition, Analyzer edition, VR360 edition

The Metrics and Data exports are significantly faster than in the previous version and collapsible sections and a Select All option have been now added.

Data exports

Tobii Pro Lab data exports function

Full edition, Analyzer edition, VR360 edition

Byte Order Marks (BOM) are removed in .tsv flags. If you have scripts that rely on this flag, be sure to update them accordingly, in order to interpret the text correctly.

Project backup

Tobii Pro Lab project backup function

Full edition, Analyzer edition, Presenter edition, VR360 edition

A new option is now available to support with the backup of projects before migrating to a later version of Tobii Pro Lab.

Tobii Pro Lab (version 1.138) - March 31 2020

Export and import of projects

Tobii Pro Lab export and import of projects function

Full edition, Analyzer edition, Presenter edition

New user-oriented export and sharing options are now available. These export types are tailored for distributed data collection, distributed coding and merging of coded data into one project. There is also an option for full project backup.

Participant video and audio

Tobii Pro Lab participant video and audio function

Full edition, Presenter edition

The video or audio export together with stimuli presentation has become more flexible and is now also available for External Presenter projects.

UX Improvements 1

Tobii Pro Lab UX improvements

Full edition, Analyzer edition, Presenter edition

A small, but useful improvement allows you to snap the time needle to events in the Replay mode using Ctrl + Arrow or Ctrl + Click on your keyboard.

Data mapping

Tobii Pro Lab data mapping function

Full edition, Presenter edition

Manual mapping has been enabled for Screen Recording and Web stimuli, as well as for Scene Camera projects to make data preparation more efficient. The gaze data mapping in Pro Lab lets you map gaze from a video frame onto an image (Snapshot). You can map entire fixations or individual gaze points onto a snapshot with just one click.

Additional features provide stability improvements to Assisted mapping (previously named Automatic mapping).

Learn more

Web stimulus

Tobii Pro Lab Cloning Automatic web function

Full edition, Presenter edition

Starting with version 1.138, changing screenshots can be done by cloning Automatic Web TOI and you can now easily navigate to the URL used in Automatic Web TOIs. Advance on time feature is now also available.

Learn more

Fixation filter

Tobii Pro Lab fixation filter

Full edition, Analyzer edition

Added option to merge "Unknown" events with surrounding saccades in order to deal with artifacts from head movements and post-saccadic oscillations.

Instruction Element

Full edition, Presenter edition

Now you can copy an instruction element and change the text without affecting the original version.

UX Improvements 2

Tobii Pro Lab Adjust playback speed function

Full edition, Presenter edition

Now you can adjust the playback speed for recordings that use Participant Camera and Microphone for more in-depth analysis.

For release notes from 2019 and previous years please go to our Release notes page