Evaluation of a remote webcam-based eye tracker

Henrik Skovsgaard, Javier San Agustin, Sune Alstrup Johansen, John Paulin Hansen, Martin Tall

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    In this paper we assess the performance of an open-source gaze tracker in a remote (i.e. table-mounted) setup, and compare it with two other commercial eye trackers. An experiment with 5 subjects showed the open-source eye tracker to have a significantly higher level of accuracy than one of the commercial systems, Mirametrix S1, but also a higher error rate than the other commercial system, a Tobii T60. We conclude that the web-camera solution may be viable for people who need a substitute for the mouse input but cannot afford a commercial system.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationNGCA 11. Proceedings of the 1st Conference on Novel Gaze-Controlled Applications
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
    Publication date2011
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-0680-5
    Publication statusPublished - 2011


    • gaze interaction, low-cost gaze tracking, performance evaluation, universal access


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