May 12, 2015By Lance Baily

SMI Eye Tracking Glasses Enable Real Time First Person POV and Research Benefits for Medical Simulation

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At IPSSW 2015 HealthySim had a chance to connect with Naghmeh Shafiei MA, West Coast Eye Tracking Application Specialist for SMI SensoMotoric Instruments Inc. Naghmeh shared a powerful innovative tool called the SMI Eye Tracking Glasses, which enable a perfect real-time 1st person perspective with the ability to track eye movements on the viewing screen. Imagine being able to have your debriefing room learners watch the simulation experience unfold from the actual 1st person perspective of your primary learner, while simultaneously seeing where that primary learner is looking at all times. HealthySim saw the system first hand and its implications for medical simulation are outstanding.

The SMI hardware and software systems have already been utilized by the professional sports industry, automotive industry, food industry, educational industry and more.

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About SMI

“SensoMotoric Instruments (SMI) is a global leader in dedicated computer vision applications, developing and marketing eye & gaze tracking systems, oculomotor research devices and OEM solutions for a wide range of applications.

Founded in 1991 as a spin-off from academic research, SMI was the first company to offer a commercial, vision-based 3D eye tracking solution. We now have over 17 years of experience in developing application-specific solutions in close collaboration with our clients.

We serve our customers around the globe from our offices in Teltow, near Berlin, Germany and Boston, USA, backed by a network of trusted local distributors and partners worldwide

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Our products combine a maximum of performance and usability with the highest possible quality, resulting in high-value solutions for our customers. Our major fields of expertise are:

– Eye & gaze tracking systems in research and industry
– High speed image processing, and
– Eye tracking and registration solutions in ophthalmology.


More than 4,000 of our systems installed worldwide are testimony to our continuing success in providing innovative products and outstanding services to the market. While SMI has won several awards, the largest reward for us each year is our trusted business relationships with academia and industry.”

The SMI system has been utilized by the UCLA School of Nursing in their Simulation program research, who presented some of their findings with the tool at IMSH 2015 earlier this year. More on that work will hopefully be coming soon to a SimGHOSTS event near you!

To learn more, reach out to Naghmeh and visit the SMI website!

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