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Customers within Research Instruments are mainly operators within academic research, the aviation and defence industries, and the automotive industry.


The aviation and automotive industries remain the primary customer categories. The defence and aerospace industries are also important, as is the academic community. Although more recent target groups like rail, educational environments and neuroscience are interesting, volumes are modest to date. The customer base includes the US Air Force Research Lab, FAA, Nasa, Nissan, Lockheed Martin, Thales, MITRE, Honeywell, Toyota, Volvo and GM.

Collaborative partners

A variety of partnerships are crucial to enable the business area to offer sophisticated eye tracking solutions. Smart Eye's partnerships cover everything from component vendors to distributor partnerships iMotions is a major collaborative partner, and through this deal, which started in 2018, Smart Eye’s eye tracking systems can be integrated with iMotions’ multimodal research platform. This research platform enables eye tracking to be combined with other sensors of physiological signals.