BulbiCAM

Dedicated medical eye tracker for clinical researchers in ophthalmology, pharmacology & neurology

BulbiCAM

Dedicated medical eye tracker for clinical researchers in ophthalmology, pharmacology & neurology

Why use a BulbiCAM in your research

Bulbitech has overcome several problems that you often find with eye tracking technologies. Not only subjects using contact lenses, artificial lenses (IOL), glasses, mascara, and even pupil colour can impact the camera’s ability to record eye movements, but also elderly patients with acquired brain injury, dementia, Parkinson’s and other diseases have a hard time becoming a research subject where the job can easily be done. Furthermore calibration can be a hassle and could take a long time, and combinations of eye-and pupil movements often cannot be done. Consequently, not everyone can participate in a study and the representativeness of the sample can be highly impacted. At Bulbitech we decided to develop an easy-to-use, clinically robust eye tracker that avoided the mentioned issues. We believe we have succeeded, but we would like you to be the judge of that!

The BulbiCAM is a head-mounted display (HMD) consisting of two small screens, one dedicated to each eye, LED illuminators and an infrared eye tracking camera. The BulbiCAM is calibration free, records both eye- and pupil movements, can track trough glasses and lenses, has no issues on mascara wearers and our algorithm is getting more and more robust on subjects with IOL’s. With two displays one can project stimuli both monocular and/or binocular. Bedside testing is also easy. The representativeness of the sample is increasing, and the time consumed for the test subject and researcher is decreasing.

Advantages

  • Calibration free
  • Easy to use
  • Suited for testing on elderly patients
  • No need to remove make-up
  • No need to remove contact lenses
  • The BulbiCAM is self-supporting. No added weight on the test subject’s head or neck
  • Less physical stress for the test subject. No chin and head rest needed
  • The BulbiCAM can be suspended from a mobile cart for bedside testing in hospitals
  • Projects stimuli both monocular and/or binocular
  • Individual compensation of refractive errors and head shape
  • Ongoing development for better measurements on patients with IOL’s (artificial intra ocular lenses)
BulbiCAM technical specifications:
Eye Tracking400 fps
Patient Refractive Range-10 to +4 Diopters
 Interpupillary Distance49mm - 75mm
Typical Pediatric Head ShapesSupported
Stimuli SynchronizationTypical: ± 18ms Worst Case: ± 38ms
Two screens for independent presentation to each eye
Accurate timing synchronization
Head-mounted display with LED illuminators and eye-tracking camera
Configuration available in both hanging and table-mounted solution

BulbiCAM parameters

Ophthalmic tests
Visual FieldSeen/unseen in a visual field pattern
optimized for glaucoma detection.
Saccadic Reaction Time (SRT)
Eye trace
Visual AcuityLogMAR
Acuity 4 KidsLogMAR
Contrast Sensitivity Pelli Robson equivalent
Dark Adaptation(Log Unit) Dark adaptation threshold
(2 proprietary parameters).
PupilPupil diameters with all consecutive
permutations of dark and/or light on OD
and/or OS.
Latency
Peak velocity
Pupil graph
PtosisMargin to reflex distance (MRD1,2)
Worth 4 DotVerbal feedback from the patient
AmslerVerbal feedback from the patient
Vergence 4 KidsNear point of convergence (NPC)
Break and recovery points
Neurological tests
NystagmusFrequency (in five different gaze directions.)
Amplitude (in five different gaze directions.)
Nystagmus graph (in five different gaze
directions.)
Video reording of eye movements (real speed
and slow motion)
Neurofield Seen/unseen in a visual field pattern optimized
for detection of pathology in the visual
pathways.
(Includes saccadic reaction times)
Saccadic Main Sequence * Graph of saccadic velocity as a function of
distance between stiumuli
Pupil Pupil diameters with all consecutive
permutations of dark and/or light on OD
and/or OS.
Latency
Peak velocity
Pupil graph

* Under development

Who we are

At Bulbitech we believe in co-creation. We do not just sell our eye-tracking hardware. We carefully listen to the needs of clinical researchers to find an optimized way to collaborate. Besides the BulbiCAM hardware, we offer customized support and programming, CRO services, parameter database, test development, and more tailor-made services.

Bulbitech was founded in 2015 with the intention to early detect both ophthalmological as well as neurological disorders. After testing existing eye-tracking solutions Bulbitech concluded none of them were sufficient to realize our ambition of having an easy to use eye tracker. That led to the manufacturing of our own eye tracking device, the BulbiCAM. In 2017 our company and software became CE-certified. In 2018, after launching a haploscope unit, Bulbitech decided to complete a head-mounted display unit. After passing several TRL stages Bulbitech’s eye-tracking solution finally became CE-certified in December 2020. During our development stage, we won the Oslo Innovation Week with our ambition to become a neuro-ophthalmic screening device. Currently, our technology is being used at Oslo University Hospital, Helgeland Sykehuset, University Medical Centre Groningen & Erasmus Medical Centre.

Clinical Advisory team

KLAUS A. SJØHAUG

KLAUS A. SJØHAUG

Optometrist/Doctor of Optometry

JOHAN PEL

JOHAN PEL

Associate Professor Neuroscience

HANS VAN DER STEEN

HANS VAN DER STEEN

Professor Neuroscience

STIG LARSEN

STIG LARSEN

Professor Controlled Clinical Research Methodology and Statistics

BJØRN A. HELLAND-HANSEN

MD ophthalmology

SOUHAD LAWAND

MD, PhD ophthalmology

Partners that use our technology

Sankara