Computer Vision and Multimedia Lab, Università di Pavia

Eye-S is a system for pure eye-based communication (allowing both text and generic commands input). Eye-S is conceived for users who cannot move, and therefore need alternative input methods rather than those based on keyboard and mouse. Using an "eye gesture" approach, the user creates alphabet letters, as well as punctuation marks or commands definable according to the particular application to control, by means of sequences of fixations on nine predefined screen areas. Compared to other eye writing systems, such as those based on virtual keyboards, with Eye-S the screen can be totally free for the display of applications, since there is no need for specific graphical input interfaces.

A paper on Eye-S, by Marco Porta and Matteo Turina, has been presented at the 5th Symposium on Eye Tracking Research and Applications (ETRA 2008) in Savannah, GA, USA, March 26-28, 2008.

You can also download the presentation prepared for the conference, which includes some videos (Windows executable file, 11.2 MB).

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