Vision and Communication Research


3D Eye-Tracking Technology

3D eye-tracking technology allows us to record children's gaze behaviour accurately in play-based events with real objects.

This research has the potential to support families and professionals in better understanding how to interpret looking behaviours in children with cerebral palsy who have little or no functional speech.

These children are often reliant on using their eyes to communicate and engage with the world. However, these children sometimes have gaze-behaviours that are hard to interpret. For example, it can sometimes be difficult to tell if a child is looking at one toy or another, particularly if they are close together. As part of the eyePoint project we are using new 3D eye-tracking technology to explore how easy or difficult it is to tell where a child is looking in different situations, and what goes into making the decision about where a child is looking. To find out more, or take part, visit the eyePoint page.