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On the Verge: Voluntary Convergences for Accurate and Precise Timing of Gaze Input

Dominik Kirst, Andreas Bulling

Ext. Abstr. ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), pp. 1519-1525, 2016.


Abstract

The problem of triggering input accurately (with a small temporal offset) and precisely (with high repeatability) at a specific point in time has so far been largely ignored in gaze interaction research. We explore voluntary eye convergences as a novel interaction technique for precise and accurate timing of gaze input and a solution to the "Midas touch" problem, i.e. the accidental triggering of input when looking at an interface. We introduce a novel clock paradigm to study input timing and demonstrate that voluntary convergences are significantly more accurate and precise than common gaze dwelling. Our findings suggest that voluntary convergences are well-suited for applications in which timing of user input is important, thereby complementing existing gaze techniques that focus on speed and spatial precision.

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@inproceedings{kirst16_chi, author = {Kirst, Dominik and Bulling, Andreas}, title = {On the Verge: Voluntary Convergences for Accurate and Precise Timing of Gaze Input}, booktitle = {Ext. Abstr. ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI)}, year = {2016}, pages = {1519-1525}, doi = {10.1145/2851581.2892307} }