Gaze and Voice Controlled Drawing

Document type: Conference Papers
Peer reviewed: Yes
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Author(s): Jan van der Kamp, Veronica Sundstedt
Title: Gaze and Voice Controlled Drawing
Conference name: NGCA 2011 - Novel Gaze-Controlled Applications
Year: 2011
ISBN: 978-1-4503-0680-5
Publisher: ACM
City: Karlskrona
URI/DOI: 10.1145/1983302.1983311
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Computing (Sektionen för datavetenskap och kommunikation)
School of Computing S-371 79 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00
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Language: English
Abstract: Eye tracking is a process that allows an observers gaze to be determined in real time by measuring their eye movements. Recent work has examined the possibility of using gaze control as an alternative input modality in interactive applications. Alternative means of interaction are especially important for disabled users for whom traditional techniques, such as mouse and keyboard, may not be feasible. This paper proposes a novel combination of gaze and voice commands as a means of hands free interaction in a paint style program. A drawing application is implemented which is controllable by input from gaze and voice. Voice commands are used to activate drawing which allow gaze to be used only for positioning the cursor. In previous work gaze has also been used to activate drawing using dwell time. The drawing application is evaluated using subjective responses from participant user trials. The main result indicates that although gaze and voice o ered less control that traditional input devices, the participants reported that it was more enjoyable.
Subject: Computer Science\General
Digital Game Development\General
Human Work Science\Human Computer Interaction
Keywords: eye tracking, drawing, gaze based interaction