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Smooth Eye Movement Interaction Using EOG Glasses

Murtaza Dhuliawala, Juyoung Lee, Junichi Shimizu, Andreas Bulling, Kai Kunze, Thad Starner, Woontack Woo

Proc. ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI), pp. 307-311, 2016.


Orbits combines a visual display and an eye motion sensor to allow a user to select between options by tracking a cursor with the eyes as the cursor travels in a circular path around each option. Using an off-the-shelf J!NS MEME pair of eyeglasses, we present a pilot study that suggests that the eye movement required for Orbits can be sensed using three electrodes: one in the nose bridge and one in each nose pad. For forced choice binary selection, we achieve a 2.6 bits per second (bps) input rate at 250ms per input. We also introduce Head Orbits, where the user fixates the eyes on a target and moves the head in synchrony with the orbiting target. Measuring only the relative movement of the eyes in relation to the head, this method achieves a maximum rate of 2.0 bps at 500ms per input. Finally, we combine the two techniques together with a gyro to create an interface with a maximum input rate of 5.0 bps.



@inproceedings{dhuliawala16_icmi, title = {Smooth Eye Movement Interaction Using EOG Glasses}, author = {Dhuliawala, Murtaza and Lee, Juyoung and Shimizu, Junichi and Bulling, Andreas and Kunze, Kai and Starner, Thad and Woo, Woontack}, year = {2016}, doi = {10.1145/2993148.2993181}, pages = {307-311}, booktitle = {Proc. ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI)} }