A head-mounted sensor-based eye tracking device: Eye touch system

Topal C., Gerek Ö. N., Doǧan A.

Eye Tracking Research and Applications Symposium, ETRA 2008, Savannah, GA, United States Of America, 26 - 28 March 2008, pp.87-90 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1145/1344471.1344494
  • City: Savannah, GA
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.87-90
  • Keywords: Data acquisition, Eye tracking, Human-computer interface, IrDA sensors
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, a new eye tracking system, namely Eye Touch, is introduced. Eye Touch is based on an eyeglasses-like apparatus on which IrDA sensitive sensors and IrDA light sources are mounted. Using inexpensive sensors and light sources instead of a camera leads to lower system cost and need for the computation power. A prototype of the proposed system is developed and tested to show its capabilities. Based on the test results obtained, Eye Touch is proved to be a promising human-computer interface system. Copyright © 2008 by the Association for Computing Machinery, Inc.