A Wearable Head-Mounted Sensor-Based Apparatus for Eye Tracking Applications


IEEE International Conference on Virtual Environments, Human-Computer Interfaces and Measurement Systems, İstanbul, Turkey, 14 - 16 July 2008, pp.136-139 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/vecims.2008.4592768
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.136-139
  • Keywords: Eye tracker, gaze tracker, human-computer interface, wearable systems, sensor based systems, SYSTEM
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


This work presents a novel approach to eye-tracking systems using eye-glass like apparatus equipped with relatively cheap IrDA sensors and IrDA LEDs connected to a computer. The proposed system produces very low dimensional feature vectors for processing as compared to its competitors that process video data acquired from a digital camera. Consequently, the computational requirements Of the proposed system are low. Furthermore, the apparatus is lightweight and can be directly worn. A prototype system is developed in our laboratories and tested to observe its capabilities. Preliminary results show that the approach provides a promising human-computer interface system with plausible accuracy.