3 Best Eye Tracker & Head Tracker Options for American Truck Simulator
Comparing the Beam Eye Tracker with other leading head and eye tracking solutions for American Truck Simulator
Table of Contents
- Head Tracking vs. Eye Tracking in Driving Simulators
- Comparison of Top Eye Tracker and Head Tracker Solutions for American Truck Simulator
- Detailed Comparison Table
- How to Set Up Head and Eye Tracking with the Beam Eye Tracker in American Truck Simulator
- User Testimonials
- Supported Games
- Beam Eye Tracker Features Beyond Gaming
- Frequenty Asked Questions
Head Tracking vs. Eye Tracking in Driving Simulators
Head tracking and eye tracking serve as gateways to deep immersion in driving simulation games, each contributing to a cohesive in-game presence.
Head tracking, a well-established and widely embraced technology in gaming for many years, involves physical movements like turning your head to explore the virtual environment. This engaging approach adds a dynamic and interactive element to your gaming experience, though it may sometimes be less suited for relaxed gaming sessions where minimal movement is preferred.
Eye tracking, in contrast, leverages the subtle, effortless motion of the eyes to enhance your field of view, inviting a more natural layer of interaction that marries your sight to the game's visuals without the need for overt gestures. Combining head and eye tracking creates an incredibly immersive experience in driving simulator games. This fusion blends the subtle movements of your eyes and head, resulting in a unified interaction with the in-game camera that feels natural and immersive.
Beam Eye Tracker: Supercharge Your Webcam With AI
At Eyeware, we've developed an innovative eye tracker that transforms your webcam (or smartphone) into a gaming eye tracker using our advanced AI-powered algorithms. No additional hardware is required. Beam Eye Tracker is the first software of its kind to offer eye tracking and smooth 6 Degrees of Freedom (DoF) head tracking, supporting frame rates above 60FPS (for compatible webcams like the Logitech Brio or ElGato Facecam) for intuitive camera control in games. It uses the OpenTrack extension as an intermediary open source solution to enable eye tracking in over 200 games, including Assetto Corsa.
No webcam? No problem. You can easily transform your smartphone into a high-quality webcam by selecting one of the many free apps available, for more info you can check here. There is also the option to use FaceID-enabled iOS devices as trackers, offloading the processing from the PC to the iPhone or iPad and taking advantage of an increased tracking robustness using the 3D TrueDepth selfie camera.
TrackIR: Dedicated Infrared Head Tracker
TrackIR features an IR sensor mounted on your monitor and an emitter that attaches to your headset or cap. It's a preferred choice for robust head tracking in gaming, known for its responsiveness and accuracy, as well as direct game integrations. While setting up the emitter can be a bit cumbersome, the precision it offers is unparalleled. It's a worthwhile investment for those who desire a dedicated tracking device.
Tobii Eye Tracker 5: Dedicated Infrared Eye Tracker
The Tobii Eye Tracker 5 provides both eye and head tracking capabilities. As a leader in eye tracking solutions with extensive game integrations it's a premium choice. The Tobii Eye Tracker 5 is integrated in American Truck Simulator and requires no intermediary software like OpenTrack. The Tobii device attaches to the bottom of your monitor and may sometimes be obstructed by other peripherals. For a comprehensive tracking experience without the need to attach an emitter to your headset or cap, Tobii is a solid option.
|Beam Eye Tracker
|Tobii Eye Tracker 5
|Hardware & Software
|Hardware & Software
|30 - 120 FPS
(60FPS+ for supported high frame rate webcams, e.g. Logitech Brio, ElGato Facecam)
|None (Uses existing webcam or smartphone with webcam app)
|IR sensor on monitor and emitter placed on headset or cap
|Easy (requires OpenTrack extension)
|Moderate (potential obstruction issues)
|$29.99 one-time ($4.99/month plan available)
|First-ever gaming eye tracker using your webcam (or smartphone + webcam app)
|Highly robust tracking
|Eye tracking under very low lighting conditions
How to Set Up Head and Eye Tracking with the Beam Eye Tracker in American Truck Simulator
American Truck Simulator integrates head and eye tracking technologies seamlessly, allowing players to enhance their in-game experience through intuitive control of the camera view using natural head and eye movements. This feature improves situational awareness and interaction in the game, allowing for actions such as scanning the road, focusing on traffic and road signs, and navigating complex highway interchanges with ease.
Find here the step-by-step instructions on how to setup the Beam Eye Tracker with OpenTrack. Once you have Beam and OpenTrack running, you can start American Truck Simulator and head and eye tracking will be active.
Comparison of Top Eye Tracker and Head Tracker Solutions for American Truck Simulator
We’re happy to count on a growing community of Beam enthusiasts worldwide joining the AI-powered eye tracking revolution for immediate access to more immersive gaming:
"By using webcam capabilities, Beam Eye Tracker is opening up the market for head and eye tracking for gaming enthusiasts, streamers, and content creators.” – Nightmare_se, Twitch Streamer
"Simply the best way to track head and eye movements in games like Euro Truck Simulator without expensive hardware!" – AP_101
"I tried the demo on a lark and it makes my webcam tracking work a million times better in SC. Definitely recommend giving it a try" – User on reddit
Beam Eye Tracker supports a variety of games through the OpenTrack extension:
Space Simulation Games
- Star Citizen
- Kerbal Space Program
- Elite Dangerous
- Star Wars: Squadrons
Flight Simulation Games
- War Thunder
- Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020
- Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition
- Top Gun: Maverick Expansion
- IL-2 Sturmovik: Great Battles
- IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad
- DCS World
- DCS World Steam Edition
- X-Plane 11
- AeroFly FS2
Racing Simulation Games
- Assetto Corsa
- Assetto Corsa Competizione
- F1 2023
- F1 2022
- Dirt 5
- Project Cars 3
Driving Simulation Games
- Euro Truck Simulator 2
- American Truck Simulator
- Farming Simulator 22
- Bus Simulator 21 Next Stop
- Dirt 5
- Arma 3
- Insurgency: Sandstorm
For a full list, visit here.
Beam Eye Tracker Features Beyond Gaming
Multi-Screen Pointer & Mouse Jumping
Enjoy seamless tracking across multiple screens and reduce the physical movement needed to move your cursor with Mouse Jumping. The software provides an efficient, streamlined experience without sacrificing your range of motion.
Presence Detection & Privacy Filter
Boost your security with the presence detection feature, automatically locking your screen when you're not present. Enhance privacy with the Privacy Filter, blurring parts of your screen that you're not looking at, providing an additional layer of protection for your sensitive information. Beam operates in real-time, right on your device without generating, storing, or transferring any biometric data or video recordings.