Title

An evaluation of an Eye Tracker as a Device for Computer Input

Abstract

Since humans direct their visual attention by means of eye movements, a device which monitors eye movements should be a natural “pick” device for selecting objects visually present on a monitor. The results from an experimental investigation of an eye tracker as a computer input device are presented. Three different methods were used to select the object looked at; these were a button press, prolonged fixation or “dwell” and an on screen select button. The results show that an eye tracker can be used as a fast selection device providing that the target size is not too small. If the targets are small speed declines and errors increase rapidly.

Publication Date

4-13-1987

Journal or Conference Title

Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems and Graphics Interface

Volume

'87

Pages

183-188

Conference Date

April 5-9,1987

Publisher Place

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Publisher

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1145/29933.275627

Document Type

Conference Proceeding