EyePoint: practical pointing and selection using gaze and keyboard

  • Kumar M
  • Paepcke A
  • Winograd T
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We present a practical technique for pointing and selection using a combination of eye gaze and keyboard triggers. EyePoint uses a two-step progressive refinement process fluidly stitched together in a look-press-look-release action, which makes it possible to compensate for the accuracy limitations of the current state-of-the-art eye gaze trackers. While research in gaze-based pointing has traditionally focused on disabled users, EyePoint makes gaze-based pointing effective and simple enough for even able-bodied users to use for their everyday computing tasks. As the cost of eye gaze tracking devices decreases, it will become possible for such gaze-based techniques to be used as a viable alternative for users who choose not to use a mouse depending on their abilities, tasks and preferences.

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  • eye pointing
  • eye tracking
  • gaze-enhanced user interface design
  • pointing and selection

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  • Manu Kumar

  • Andreas Paepcke

  • Terry Winograd

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