Smooth eye movement interaction using EOG glasses

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

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Orbits combines a visual display and an eye motion sensor to allow a user to select between options by tracking a cur- sor with the eyes as the cursor travels in a circular path around each option. Using an off-The-shelf Jins 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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICMI 2016 - Proceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781450345569
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Oct 31
Event18th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction, ICMI 2016 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2016 Nov 122016 Nov 16


Other18th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction, ICMI 2016


  • Eye tracking
  • Gaze interaction
  • Wearable computing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition


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