Low Cost vs. High-End Eye Tracking for Usability Testing

S.A. Johansen, Javier San Agustin, H. T. S. H. Jensen, John Paulin Hansen, Martin Tall

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Accuracy of an open source remote eye tracking system and a state-of-the-art commercial eye tracker was measured 4 times during a usability test. Results from 9 participants showed both devices to be fairly stable over time, but the commercial tracker was more accurate with a mean error of 31 pixels against 59 pixels using the low cost system. This suggests that low cost eye tracking can become a viable alternative, when usability studies need not to distinguish between, for instance, particular words or menu items that participants are looking at, but only between larger areas-of-interest they pay attention to.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2011 annual conference on Human factors in computing systems
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication date2011
EditionExtended Abstracts
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-0268-5
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventConference on Human factors in computing systems (CHI 2011) - Vancouver BC, Canada
Duration: 7 May 201112 May 2011


ConferenceConference on Human factors in computing systems (CHI 2011)
CityVancouver BC


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