SMI Equipment or Eye-Movement Registration: a Test-Drive



Technical capabilities and areas of application of eye)movement video registration equipment produced by SensoMotoric Instruments (Germany) Company are discussed. Their merits and drawbacks are analyzed. Short descriptions of most important technical characteristics of the equipment and eye)movement detection algorithms are presented.

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Keywords: eye-movement registration equipment, SMI, technical characteristics, algorithms

Journal rubric: Tools

For citation: Demidov A.A., Zhegallo A.V. SMI Equipment or Eye-Movement Registration: a Test-Drive. Eksperimental'naâ psihologiâ = Experimental Psychology (Russia), 2008. Vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 149–159. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Alexander A. Demidov, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Department of General Psychology, Moscow Institute of Psychoanalysis, Senior Researcher at the Institute of Experimental Psychology, MSUPE, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Alexander V. Zhegallo, PhD in Psychology, Senior Researcher at the Laboratory of Systems Research of the Psyche, Institute of Psychology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Researcher at the Center for Experimental Psychology of MSUPE, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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