Chin Rest - Tobii
Chin Rest

Designed for micro-saccade studies

A solution to hold a participant’s head in place when conducting eye tracking experiments with Tobii Pro Spectrum and Pro Fusion screen-based eye trackers.


Minimizes artifacts caused by head movements

Tobii eye trackers are designed to capture high-quality eye tracking data while allowing for natural head movements. However, some experiments may benefit from gently stabilizing the participant’s head position by using a chin rest to help reduce artifacts in the gaze signal which can be caused by head movements. An example of such research is micro-saccade studies.

Tom chinrest Spectrum

Experiments where precise control of stimuli is essential

A chin rest is useful when you want to present the stimuli at exact positions on the retina of the participant. For example, by using a chin rest in anti-saccade experiments, the distance from the participant to the screen is controlled. This removes a variable and assists in calculating the positions of stimuli on the monitor. Reading research is another application where a chin rest ensures certain angular span of letters across participants or within recordings.

Woman using a Tobii Pro Chin Rest

Adjustable and easy to clean

The chin rest is designed to be fully adjustable for comfort. It can easily be attached to a table. The forehead and chin rest as well as the chin cup are adjustable to fit each participant and make the position more comfortable, while holding the head in place during the entire experiment. All the components can be easily sanitized with alcohol wipes in between sessions.

Tobii Pro Chin Rest

Parts and construction

Parts and construction

Chin Rest components

  1. Forehead support

  2. Chin support with adjustable chin cup

  3. Adjustment knobs

  4. Posts

  5. Base

  6. Clamp



Fields of use

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Scientific research

Reading and language

Eye tracking has become an established tool to objectively measure human language processing and eye movements in reading.

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Psychology and neuroscience

Making the connection between eye movements, cognitive processes, and reactions to expand scientific knowledge of human behavior.

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Learning and education

Eye tracking data help researchers develop diagnostic tools and instruction material for innovative learning.

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