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EyeTab: Model-based gaze estimation on unmodified tablet computers

Erroll Wood, Andreas Bulling

Proc. International Symposium on Eye Tracking Research and Applications (ETRA), pp. 207-210, 2014.


Abstract

Despite the widespread use of mobile phones and tablets, hand-held portable devices have only recently been identified as a promising platform for gaze-aware applications. Estimating gaze on portable devices is challenging given their limited computational resources, low quality integrated front-facing RGB cameras, and small screens to which gaze is mapped. In this paper we present EyeTab, a model-based approach for binocular gaze estimation that runs entirely on an unmodified tablet. EyeTab builds on set of established image processing and computer vision algorithms and adapts them for robust and near-realtime gaze estimation. A technical prototype evaluation with eight participants in a normal indoors office setting shows that EyeTab achieves an average gaze estimation accuracy of 6.88° of visual angle at 12 frames per second.

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@inproceedings{wood14_etra, author = {Wood, Erroll and Bulling, Andreas}, title = {EyeTab: Model-based gaze estimation on unmodified tablet computers}, booktitle = {Proc. International Symposium on Eye Tracking Research and Applications (ETRA)}, year = {2014}, pages = {207-210}, doi = {10.1145/2578153.2578185} }