AnyOrbit: Orbital navigation in virtual environments with eye-tracking

Benjamin I. Outram, Yun Suen Pai, Tanner Person, Kouta Minamizawa, Kai Kunze

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12 Citations (Scopus)


Gaze-based interactions promise to be fast, intuitive and effective in controlling virtual and augmented environments. Yet, there is still a lack of usable 3D navigation and observation techniques. In this work: 1) We introduce a highly advantageous orbital navigation technique, AnyOrbit, providing an intuitive and hands-free method of observation in virtual environments that uses eye-tracking to control the orbital center of movement; 2) The versatility of the technique is demonstrated with several control schemes and use-cases in virtual/augmented reality head-mounted-display and desktop setups, including observation of 3D astronomical data and spectator sports.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - ETRA 2018
Subtitle of host publication2018 ACM Symposium on Eye Tracking Research and Applications
EditorsStephen N. Spencer
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Electronic)9781450357067
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jun 14
Event10th ACM Symposium on Eye Tracking Research and Applications, ETRA 2018 - Warsaw, Poland
Duration: 2018 Jun 142018 Jun 17

Publication series

NameEye Tracking Research and Applications Symposium (ETRA)


Other10th ACM Symposium on Eye Tracking Research and Applications, ETRA 2018


  • 3D navigation
  • 3D user interface
  • Augmented reality
  • Eye tracking
  • Orbital mode
  • Orbiting
  • Virtual reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems


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