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Quickstart Guide

Eyeware Beam Quickstart Guide
Turn your iPhone or iPad into an eye and head tracker following these onboarding steps
Minimum Requirements
Step-By-Step Onboarding

1

The iOS app for your iPhone or iPad captures your head and eye movements and accompanying Eyeware PC software translates those movements into on-screen actions in games and streams.

Download the Eyeware Beam iOS app from the app store. As you are installing the app, you will be asked to enter your email address to receive the download link for the accompanying PC software installer. Download and install the software on your PC.

2

Connect the iPhone/iPad and Windows PC to the same Wi-Fi network

Eyeware Beam works when your iPhone or iPad and Windows PC (Windows 10 or above) can communicate together over Wi-Fi. Start the onboarding process by verifying that your PC and iOS device are both connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

Note: Turn off “Auto-Join” on each device to avoid them accidentally switching to other Wi-Fi networks that are in range.

3

Select the PC monitor you want to use with eye and head tracking

Head and eye tracking will only work on one PC monitor. Designate the PC monitor you will use as the main display if you are using multiple monitors. To change the main display:

  • Right-click on an empty space on the Desktop and select Display Settings from the menu.
  • Choose your primary display, scroll down and select Make this my main display.

4

Start the Eyeware Beam PC software

If the PC software does not automatically start after installation, locate the Beam installer file in your PC downloads folder to start it. If you have started the software and can’t locate it on your screen, double-click the purple Eyeware Beam icon in the system tray that is usually located at the bottom right of your screen.

5

Follow the PC software onboarding instructions

You will see a welcome screen when you open the software for the first time. Click next.

Click next once again to confirm that your iOS device and PC are on the same Wi-Fi network.

Note: Always leave the Eyeware Beam iOS app open on your iPhone or iPad. Head and eye tracking will not work otherwise (i.e. the Beam app needs to be in the foreground). 

6

Enter and save your IP address in the PC software as prompted

Enter the IP address that is shown on your iPhone or iPad Beam app screen to the PC software when prompted. Click Save. “The connection was established successfully” will appear as a message. Click next.

Note: If you have issues connecting the device, please verify the troubleshooting suggestions that will appear.

7

Place your iPhone or iPad in a stable position next to your PC

Watch the video on the right or follow the visual guide within the PC software to correctly place your iOS device relative to the PC monitor that you selected to use head and eye tracking. Use a phone stand to achieve optimal positioning and stability if you have one available. Any type of mount will work, as long as the iPhone or iPad remains in a stable position.

8

Match the device positioning you chose in the PC software

The PC software provides multiple device placement options. Select the position that most closely represents the real-life placement of your iOS device relative to your PC monitor or laptop screen. Click on the iPhone icon to match the orientatin of the selfie camera notch to the actual orientation of your iOS device.

9

Calibrate iPhone or iPad tracking in the PC software

The quality of the head and eye tracking depend on certain external factors. Before starting any tracking, you must complete this calibration. Ensure that you set the following conditions for optimal performance. 

  • Ensure the iPhone or iPad will not move.
  • Your face is in front of the camera the entire time.
  • Make sure that your face is well illuminated.
  • Do not blink or close your eyes when you click on the calibration points.

10

Click the 9 calibration points in the PC software

Move your mouse to the center of each of the hexagons appearing and click on it while looking at it. Take your time and make sure to not blink when you click.

11

Click finish to turn your iPhone or iPad into an eye and head tracker

You have successfully calibrated your iPhone or iPad when you see the two purple circles moving inside the rectangle following your head pose. This indicates that both eye and head tracking is working and is active.

You can restart the 9-point calibration anytime clicking on Calibrate button in the PC software menu.

12

Use Eyeware Beam to enhance PC games and live streams

You’ve setup Eyeware Beam successfully. Now it’s time to use it in PC games and live streams. Follow the guides below to get you started.

Head Tracking for Gaming with Eyeware Beam

Use head tracking in your simulator games to dive into an immersive experience and feel like a real pilot or driver.

Eye Tracking for Streaming with Eyeware Beam

Take your live stream to the next level and share with your audience what you are looking at or replay moves with the eye tracking overlay to discover hidden behavior.

Note
If you can’t find the Eyeware Beam computer application on your screen, it might be running in the background. You can find the app with the purple logo in the system tray menu, usually located at the bottom right of your screen.
Head and eye tracking is a sophisticated technology that we built with patent-pending computer vision algorithms and machine perception AI technology. We understand that it's not easy to follow the specific steps required to use Eyeware Beam correctly. Contact us directly for individual assistance as needed at [email protected] or through our social media channels.
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