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Fast noninvasive eye-tracking and eye-gaze determination for biomedical and remote monitoring applications
Author(s): Ashit Talukder; John Michael Morookian; Steve P. Monacos; Raymond K. Lam; C. Lebaw; A. Bond
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Paper Abstract

Eyetracking is one of the latest technologies that has shown potential in several areas including human-computer interaction for people with and without disabilities, and for noninvasive monitoring, detection, and even diagnosis of physiological and neurological problems in individuals. Current non-invasive eyetracking methods achieve a 30 Hz rate with possibly low accuracy in gaze estimation, that is insufficient for many applications. We propose a new non-invasive visual eyetracking system that is capable of operating at speeds as high as 6-12 KHz. A new CCD video camera and hardware architecture is used, and a novel fast image processing algorithm leverages specific features of the input CCD camera to yield a real-time eyetracking system. A field programmable gate array (FPGA) is used to control the CCD camera and execute the image processing operations. Initial results show the excellent performance of our system under severe head motion and low contrast conditions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 April 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5437, Optical Pattern Recognition XV, (12 April 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.548073
Show Author Affiliations
Ashit Talukder, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
John Michael Morookian, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Steve P. Monacos, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Raymond K. Lam, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
C. Lebaw, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
A. Bond, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5437:
Optical Pattern Recognition XV
David P. Casasent; Tien-Hsin Chao, Editor(s)

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