sports performance testing & research Institute
eye tracking analysis
Eye tracking systems are used in the measurement of eye position and visual attention for testing and research purposes. For example, if an athlete has trouble picking up on a curve ball is it because his reaction time is too slow, or is it because his eyes are too slow to pick up the arm angle or the release of the ball. Using our eye tracking technology we will be able to see exactly where his eyes focus throughout the pitch.
Why would you do this test? Eye tracking provides unbiased, objective, and quantifiable data and it removes the need for an athlete to try and remember or explain where they looked. Eye tracking allows for natural behavior eye trackers are unobtrusive and allow tasks to be carried out as normal. For example eye tracking can help explain why you may have dropped a pass by identifying where your eyes were focused and if you took your eye off the ball.
Who is this test recommended for? Eye tracking is recommended for all athletes regardless of sport or the age of the athlete.
How often should you repeat this test? Eye tracking analysis testing is recommended every 3-6 months to identify any performance improvements or regression.
Which body parts are or can be tested? Eye tracking tests the athletes eyes.
What are the results of this test? Placed on or within the machine interface and using the eye's reflection of near infrared light beams, eye tracking technology calculates data about the user; detecting presence, attention, and focus as well as the position of a person's eye and pupil size.
What does this help to improve? Identifying where an athletes eye focus or attention is concentrated helps determine their ability to multitask during high stress competitions. Opponents often watch their competitors eyes to gain insight into the athletes next move.