Eye tracking drives innovation in healthcare: ControlRad use case

Eye tracking drives innovation in healthcare: ControlRad use case

Part one in a series of articles showcasing some of the inventive ways our partners and customers are using eye tracking in healthcare applications

As eye tracking technology evolves, Tobii has been fostering innovation, enabling a variety of new features, applications, and use cases possible within healthcare. Medical device maker ControlRad has leveraged eye tracking to improve wellbeing for both practitioners and patients.


Headquartered in the US, ControlRad develops products that aim to minimize radiation exposure.

Despite revolutionizing the treatment of a number of diseases, X-ray guided procedures come with significant radiation-related health risks — not just for patients, but also for physicians and healthcare professionals who are subject to frequent exposure.

Reducing the radiation area

Using the same principle as foveated rendering, which leverages the way our eyes work — requiring just a small area in sharp focus — eye tracking can limit the radiation area to where the operator is looking.

By following the physician’s gaze, eye tracking provides the data to automatically focus the X-ray beam to the physician’s region of interest.

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ControlRad’s solution is an ingenious way of leveraging the physiology of our eyesight to ensure safer medical procedures. For more information visit the ControlRad website.

Enabling innovation in healthcare

Tobii eye tracking fosters innovation by enabling a new range of analytical capabilities and making highly-specialized devices safer, easier to use, and more responsive to user intention.

Are you interested in learning how we can help your company unlock opportunities with eye tracking?


Read part #2: RightEye use case
Discover how RightEye has used eye tracking to develop an assessment tool for vision and brain health, as well as sports performance.

Read part #3: PRC-Saltillo use case
The essential role of eye tracking in assistive technologies for Augmentitive and Alternative Communication (AAC).

Read part #4: NovaSight use case
Learn how NovaSight is using eye tracking in non-invasive methods to detect and treat lazy eye, the leading cause of vision loss in children.

Ulrica Wikström

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Ulrica Wikström

Hi, I am the head of our PC segment, which means I collaborate with our customers to ensure that our attention computing solutions add as much value as possible inside PCs or added to a PC. Typically that happens around gaming, education, PC work-life, productivity, and privacy. Personally, I enjoy talking with the people who have amazing ideas about how to use our technology to solve a problem in their industry.