SMITE: A toolbox for creating Psychophysics Toolbox and PsychoPy experiments with SMI eye trackers

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We present SMITE, a toolbox for the measurement of eye movements using eye trackers manufactured by SMI GmbH. The toolbox provides a wrapper around the iViewX SDK provided by SMI, allowing simple integration of SMI eye trackers into Psychophysics Toolbox and PsychoPy programs. The toolbox provides a graphical interface for participant setup and calibration that is implemented natively in Psychophysics Toolbox and PsychoPy drawing commands, as well as providing several convenience features for, inter alia, creating gaze-contingent experiments and working with two-computer setups. Given that SMI GmbH and its support department have closed down, it is expected that this toolbox will provide owners of SMI eye trackers with an important new way to continue to create experiments with their systems. The eye trackers supported by this toolbox are the SMI HiSpeed 1250, SMI RED systems, SMI RED-m, SMI RED250mobile, and SMI REDn.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
  • Computer Systems


  • Eye tracking, Eye movements, Stimulus creation, Equipment interface, SMI
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)295-304
Number of pages10
JournalBehavior Research Methods
Issue number1
Early online date2019 Apr 1
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Feb
Publication categoryResearch