Good question! I’m looking to do some eye tracking research and couldn’t find any kind of price figure online, which generally means if you have to ask, you can’t afford it – so I enquired via email to a Tobii retailer, and they didn’t email me an answer: they sent me a powerpoint presentation containing the answer.
Basically, it costs a lot – but to be more specific (and as of March 2013):
– A (30Hz) Tobii X2-30 will cost you $1,100AUD per month to hire, or $20,000AUD to purchase,
or if you’re feeling frisky…
– A (60Hz) Tobii X2-60 will cost you $2,000AUD per month to hire, or a cool $40,000AUD to buy outright.
None of these prices include tax, so add around 20% or so to those figures depending on where in the world you’re situated.
That dog will not hunt, so I’m trying to find other universities who might have eye-tracking hardware that I could possibly borrow for a short while – or if I really had to bite the bullet, I’d be trying to get all my experimental code working using a mouse cursor as the eye-gaze location, and then hire a X2-30 for a week just to undertake the trials…
Ideas? Suggestions? Homebrew eyetracking thoughts? I’m listening! =D