In contrast to the classic apparative eye movement measurement (EyeTracking), attention is measured with the computer mouse during AttentionTracking. While test subjects playfully complete a test on their home PC, exactly where they look when viewing a visual on their screen is recorded.
The method uses the fact that human beings have only one indivisible attention. This controls both motor activity and perception. Incorrect inputs or deliberate false tests can be filtered out by scientific algorithms. For an AttentionTracking test, no cumbersome software has to be installed on the test person’s computer. Due to the independence of software and also hardware (e.g. eye camera) the test is universally applicable. Thus, even complex target groups can be reached quickly and nationwide.
The validity of AttentionTracking as a method for attention can be proven by scientific research. Research and studies confirm a significant correlation (r>0,92) between data collected with apparative methods (Eye Tracking) and with AttentionTracking.
A recent example is the publication “Attention and Information Acquisition: Comparison of Mouse-Click with EyeMovement Attention Tracking” (Egner et al. 2018) in the Journal of Eye Movement Research.