Evaluation of a remote webcam-based eye tracker

Henrik Skovsgaard, Javier San Agustin, S.A. 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
Article number7
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-0680-5
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventNovel Gaze-Controlled Applications (NGCA '11) - Karlskrona, Sweden
Duration: 26 May 201127 May 2011


ConferenceNovel Gaze-Controlled Applications (NGCA '11)
SponsorTobii AB
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