Using Priors to Compensate Geometrical Problems in Head-Mounted Eye Trackers

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The use of additional information (a.k.a. priors) to help the eye tracking process is presented as an alternative to compensate classical geometrical problems in head-mounted eye trackers. Priors can be obtained from several distinct sources, such as: sensors to collect information related to distance, location, luminance, movement, speed; information extracted directly from the scene camera; calibration of video capture devices and other components of the eye tracker; information collected from a totally controlled environment; among others. Thus, priors are used to improve the robustness of eye tracking in real applications, for example, (1) if the distance between the subject and the viewed target is known, it is possible to estimate subject’s current point of regard even when target moves in depth and suffers influence of parallax error; and (2) if the tridimensional angular rotation is known, it is possible to compensate the error induced by the head rotations using linear regression. Experiments with simulated eye tracking data and in real scenarios of elite sports have been showing that the use of priors to support the eye tracking systems help produce more accurate and precise gaze estimation specially for uncalibrated head-mounted setups.

Aug 23, 2017 11:50 AM — 12:10 PM
Bergische Universität Wuppertal
Gaußstraße 20, Wuppertal, 42119 Germany
Fabricio Batista Narcizo
Fabricio Batista Narcizo
Part-Time Lecturer

My research interests include eye tracking, human-computer interaction, computer vision, machine learning, and data analysis.