Tobii Pro Lab
Tobii Pro Lab

Eye tracking software for behavior research


Complete solution for researching human behavior

Tobii Pro Lab constitutes – together with Tobii Pro hardware – a complete solution for behavior research. It provides a visual user interface and dedicated software features that efficiently guide and support the researcher through all phases of an eye tracking experiment – from test design and recording to analysis.

Why use Tobii Pro Lab?

Designed to facilitate good experimental practice, Tobii Pro Lab makes it simple for beginners to get started with eye tracking and offers a large degree of flexibility as you grow your research ambitions.

Tobii Pro Lab

Workflow efficiency

With Tobii Pro Lab you can easily create complex experiments, collect eye tracking data, observe and qualitatively analyze individual recordings, and aggregate data for quantitative analysis and visualization.

Tobii Pro Lab eye tracking software

Ready-to-publish results

Tobii Pro Lab's analysis and visualization tools allow you to easily process and prepare large volumes of eye tracking data. You can calculate a variety of eye tracking metrics and create visual representations of your data thus obtaining a top-down overview of your data.

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Data you can trust

Tobii Pro Lab ensures precise and consistent timing accuracy. You can rely on your analysis and findings with confidence. You can control your collected data with customizable gaze filters, full access to all raw gaze data as well as insights into metric calculations.

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Integration and multimodal

Tobii Pro Lab facilitates the combination of eye tracking with biometric data streams, like EEG, GSR, and ECG via multimodal. Native integration of the Shimmer3 GSR+ Unit provides a single software solution when used together with our screen-based hardware.

Tobii Pro Spectrum data steps

Software editions

Software editions

Tobii Pro Lab is our all-in-one software solution for eye tracking experiments and research studies with Tobii Pro hardware. We offer it in four editions: Full Edition, Analyzer Edition, Screen-Based One, or Screen-Based Edition. Each edition includes one, two, or all enabled modules — Design, Record, and Analyze —and supports one or more project types. See table below for compatible eye trackers.

ModulesProject typeProject typeProject typeProject typeProject type
Screen Advanced screen GlassesScene cameraExternal presenter
Full Edition includes all modules — Design, Record, and Analyze — and supports all compatible Tobii screen-based and wearable eye trackers designed for research (see table above). With this edition, you can open and create all project types. Full Edition is ideal if your setup includes screen-based and wearable eye trackers, or if you plan to extend your current setup to include both. Buy the Full Edition online.
ModulesProject typeProject typeProject typeProject typeProject type
Screen Advanced screen GlassesScene cameraExternal presenter
Analyzer Edition includes the Analyze module and the Glasses project type for creating projects and importing data recorded with our compatible wearable eye trackers (see table above). You can also open and analyze project types created in other editions of Tobii Pro Lab. This edition is ideal for conducting studies with our wearable eye trackers. Buy the Analyzer Edition online.
ModulesProject typeProject typeProject typeProject typeProject type
Screen Advanced screen GlassesScene cameraExternal presenter
NewScreen-Based One Edition includes all project types except Glasses and is compatible with all our screen-based eye trackers. This edition supports all study types and supports web or screen recordings, images, or videos presented in a timeline format. In addition, you can import a spreadsheet with your experimental design and flexibly create stimuli from stimulus templates in the Advanced Screen project type. All modules are included, and you can open and create all project types except Glasses. This version is ideal if you need complete flexibility and support for screen-based studies. Buy the Screen-based One Edition online.
ModulesProject typeProject typeProject typeProject typeProject type
Screen Advanced screen GlassesScene cameraExternal presenter
Screen-Based Edition is our entry-level version of Tobii Pro Lab delivering the entire stack of eye tracking tools to support all steps of your screen-based study. With this edition you can run simple and complex studies presented in a fixed timeline format, using video, image, web, or screen recordings as input for analysis and processing of the recorded data. It supports Screen and Scene camera project types, where the latter is ideal for setups without a physical screen and for use with our Mobile Testing Accessory to track gaze on mobile phones. You can also open External presenter projects created with the Full or Screen-Based One Edition. Buy the Screen-based Edition online.


Benefits of buying Tobii Pro Lab

  • Design - Your experiment flexibly and without compromises. Easy-to-use UI, no coding required.

  • Record - Tobii Pro Lab is optimized and fine-tuned to capture your data with our world-leading HW.

  • Inspect and analyze - Have multiple options to inspect your recorded data visually. The enormous set of pre-calculated metrics gives you a head start on your output of interest.​

  • Data - You have complete control and access to the locally stored raw and processed data at any time.

  • Flexible payment model - Purchase a perpetual license or run more flexibly on a subscription contract.

  • Continuous development - We continuously work on improvements based on your feedback.

  • Gain your trust - For thousands of people across companies and universities, large and small, Tobii Pro Lab is where eye tracking research happens.


Relevant publications — Tobii Pro Lab

How sleep-deprived people see and evaluate others’ faces: An experimental study

Van Egmond and colleagues (2022) have studied how sleep loss affects visual behavior toward emotional faces. Tobii Pro Lab was used throughout the experiment. Fixation metrics on face stimuli show that sleep-deprived participants struggle more fixating on faces, suggesting that this behavior may come along with several problems in social interactions.

Exploring the awe-some: Mobile eye-tracking insights into awe in a science museum

Krogh-Jespersen and colleagues (2020) paired traditional survey measures with wearable eye tracking technology to examine the experience of awe within a science museum. Using Tobii Pro Lab, researchers were able to aggregate eye tracking data by mapping each individual visual behavior to static pictures of the exhibits of interest.

Cross‑cultural differences in early expectations about third party resource distribution

Meristo and Zeidler (2022) compared 12 to 20-month-old infants from one Western and two non-Western societies to study how the ability to detect inequality in third-party resource allocation emerges outside the Western context. Researchers used a portable Tobii Pro Nano eye tracker and Tobii Pro Lab to record and analyze the infants’ visual behavior in three different locations.

System requirements

System requirements

Tobii Pro Lab has been designed for research purposes. Therefore, you need to exercise tight control over your operating system and hardware to ensure good performance during stimulus presentation and recording. You can additionally secure the performance by making sure the computer is dedicated to eye tracking and running our software, and that it is free from all third party applications. Tobii Pro Lab routinely performs very demanding calculations, so execution of some operations may take a lot of time, for example, calculating metrics for large projects, encoding exported videos, and running Assisted Mapping. Performance is also affected by variables such as how big your project is, how many stimuli you are using, the type of stimuli used, and the number of recordings already saved in the project.¹

Current eye trackers

Tobii Pro Spectrum

Tobii Pro Fusion (v1.130)

Tobii Pro Glasses 3 (v1.145)

Tobii Pro Spark (v.1.207)

Tobii Pro Nano (v1.102)

Supported from Lab version x.xx/ or by default if not specified

Discontinued eye trackers

Tobii Pro Glasses 2

Tobii Pro X3-120 (USB & EPU)

Tobii Pro TX300

Tobii Pro T60 XL

Tobii Pro T120

Tobii Pro T60

Tobii Pro X120

Tobii Pro X60

Tobii Pro X2-60

Tobii Pro X2-30

Please note: for screen-based eye trackers, Tobii Pro Lab's Full or Screen-based license is required. For wearable eye trackers an Analyzer license is required.
Component Required specification Important notes
CPU Intel Core i5 quad core, or better 6th generation or later; AMD not supported
Hard diskSSD256 GB or more is recommended
Graphics cardIntel or Nvidia, released in 2015 or later; DVI, HDMI or DisplayPort connectorIntel integrated graphics from the HD/UHD/Iris series is suitable; Nvidia Geforce is compatible but Quadro/RTX is recommended AMD/ATI not supported
Monitor1920 x 1080 resolutionDVI, HDMI or DisplayPort connector; scaling set to 100%
Operating systemWindows 10 & 11 (64 bit) Professional or EnterpriseProfessional or Enterprise versions only
ComponentRequired specificationImportant notes
PortsRJ-45 Ethernet portUSB-to-Ethernet adapters may work but can have errors
User/Participant camera (for recording participants during experiments)Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920Other equivalent models may work but have not been tested
Scene camera (for setups without screen)Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920Other equivalent models may work but have not been tested
Parallel port for sending TTL-signals (only required when syncing with third-party software/hardware) (Tobii Pro Lab only)StarTech PEX1P, Manhattan PCI 158176, Digitus DS-30020-1Even though sending TTL-signals should work with most parallel port cards, USB-to-Parallel-port adapters are normally designed for printers only and therefore cannot send TTL-signals
USB to TTL adapter (only required when syncing with third-party software/hardware) (Tobii Pro Lab only)Black Box Toolkit USB TTL module Brain Products TriggerBox NeuroSpec MMBT-S Trigger Interface Box
Tobii Pro Studio system requirements can be found here. System requirements related to VR can be found here.

Tobii Pro software requires full administrator rights and does not support roaming profiles.  

Installing/running Tobii Pro software in virtual machines (locally or on a server) is not supported. Running projects over network drives or cloud storage is also not supported .

If you have a multiple-screen setup, always use "extend screen", never "duplicate screen". 

You can avoid negative timing effects and interference from other machines in the same network by using a direct connection between your computer and the Tobii Pro eye tracker. We do not recommend using extension cables, USB hubs, adapters, etc. 

If you run experiments that utilize other biometric measures in conjunction with eye tracking, check the system requirements of any attached third-party equipment.  

If timing is a critical factor in your experiment, check the Timing Guide for Stimulus Display in Tobii Pro Lab.
The specifications above are not exhaustive, and no rights can be derived from the list. They may be changed without notice. Last updated: April 2023.



What's new

What's new in Tobii Pro Lab

Check out our latest product changes as we continue to improve Tobii Pro Lab to empower your team with more functionalities for your research work. Stay up-to-date and upgrade your Tobii Pro Lab if you have not already done so.

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Fields of use

Tobii Pro Spectrum
Scientific research

Psychology and neuroscience

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

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Child playing with puzzle pieces
Scientific research

Developmental psychology

Enabling researchers to study gaze behavior, one of the first developments, opening the door to a child's mind long before acquiring language.

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Family grocery shopping
Consumer research and user experience

Consumer research and user experience

With eye tracking, you can visualize the impact of your shopper journey, packaging design, advertising, or user experience, empowering you to attract more customers.

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