Smooth Pursuit Target Speeds and Trajectories

Drewes, H., Khamis, M. and Alt, F. (2018) Smooth Pursuit Target Speeds and Trajectories. In: Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia, Cairo, Egypt, 25-28 Nov 2018, pp. 139-146. ISBN 9781450365949 (doi:10.1145/3282894.3282913)

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In this paper we present an investigation of how the speed and trajectory of smooth pursuits targets impact on detection rates in gaze interfaces. Previous work optimized these values for the specific application for which smooth pursuit eye movements were employed. However, this may not always be possible. For example UI designers may want to minimize distraction caused by the stimulus, integrate it with a certain UI element (e.g., a button), or limit it to a certain area of the screen. In these cases an in-depth understanding of the interplay between speed, trajectory, and accuracy is required. To achieve this, we conducted a user study with 15 participants who had to follow targets with different speeds and on different trajectories using their gaze. We evaluated the data with respect to detectability. As a result, we obtained reasonable ranges for target speeds and demonstrate the effects of trajectory shapes. We show that slow moving targets are hard to detect by correlation and that introducing a delay improves the detection rate for fast moving targets. Our research is complemented by design rules which enable designers to implement better pursuit detectors and pursuit-based user interfaces.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Additional Information:This work was funded, in part, by the Bavarian State Ministry of Education, Science and the Arts in the framework of the Center Digitization.Bavaria (ZD.B). This research was supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG), Grant No. AL 1899/2-1.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Khamis, Dr Mohamed
Authors: Drewes, H., Khamis, M., and Alt, F.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 The Authors
First Published:First published in Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia
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