Full-time wearable headphone-type gaze detector

Hiroyuki Manabe, Masaaki Fukumoto

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47 Citations (Scopus)


A headphone-type gaze detector for a full-time wearable interface is proposed. It uses a Kalman filter to analyze multiple channels of EOG signals measured at the locations of headphone cushions to estimate gaze direction. Evaluations show that the average estimation error is 4.4° (horizontal) and 8.3° (vertical), and that the drift is suppressed to the same level as in ordinary EOG. The method is especially robust against signal anomalies. Selecting a real object from among many surrounding ones is one possible application of this headphone gaze detector.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI'06 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA'06
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
EventConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2006 - Montreal, QC, Canada
Duration: 2006 Apr 222006 Apr 27

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings


ConferenceConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2006
CityMontreal, QC


  • EOG
  • Gaze interface
  • Headphone
  • Kalman filter
  • Wearable

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


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