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Gaze Tracking / COGAIN


Gaze Tracking / COGAIN
Period: Oct 04, 2004 - Nov 27, 2020
Status: laufend

For handicapped people from suffering movement disorders as well as in certain work scenarios, the tracking of eye movement is one -- sometimes the only -- way to communicate. The goal is the development devices and applications that track a user's gaze direction and hence derive intended actions -- e.g. by fixing a button on the screen, which is provided for this purpose.

Experimental Low Cost Gaze Tracking SystemWithin countries of the European Union alone, there are up to 3 million persons affected by the problem of not being able to communicate the conventional ways because of different kinds of diseases or impairments. In the context of the Network of Excellence COGAIN, financed by the EU IST program, the development of gaze tracking systems is pushed on the psychological, pedagogical, ergonomic and technical level.

Concretely we are working on the realization of technical gaze-tracking systems based on economically-priced standard components.

Project partner

University of Tampere, Finnland
IT University of Copenhagen, Dänemark
Danmarks Tekniske Universitet, Kgs. Lyngby, Dänemark

Humanities Lab, Lund University, Lund, Schweden
Siauliai Universitetas, Siauliai, Litauen
Västra Götalands Läns Landsting (Sahlgrenska University Hospital), Göteborg, Schweden

Humanities lab, Lund University, Schweden,
University of Cambridge, Großbritannien
De Montfort University, Leicester, Großbritannien

Universidad Publica de Navarra, Pamplona, Spanien
Czech Technical University, Prag, Tschechien
LC Techologies, Inc., McLean, USA

EyeTech Digital Systems, Mesa, USA



Wojke, Nicolai; Hedrich, Jens; Droege, Detlev; Paulus, Dietrich (2016): Gaze-estimation for consumer-grade cameras using a Gaussian process latent variable model. In: Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis. Bd. 26. Nr. 1. S. 248-255.

Droege, Detlev; Paulus, Dietrich (2012): A Flexible Gaze Tracking Algorithm Evaluation Workbench. In: Spencer, Stephen N.: Proceedings of the 2012 Symposium on Eye-Tracking Research & Applications. New York, NY, USA: ACM. S. 301-304.

Droege, Detlev (2012): Image Analysis. In: Majaranta, Päivi; Aoki, Hirotaka; Donegan, Mick; Hansen, Dan Witzner; Hansen, John Paulin; Hyrskykari, Aulikki; Räihä, Kari-Jouko: Gaze Interaction and Applications of Eye Tracking: Advances in Assistive Technologies. Hershey, PA, USA: IGI Global. S. 296-309.

Droege, Detlev; Paulus, Dietrich (2009): Improved Pupil Center Detection in Low Resolution Images. In: Liversedge, Simon: 15th European Conference on Eye Movements, 23rd-27th August 2009. Southampton: University of Southampton. S. 49.

Droege, Detlev; Paulus, Dietrich (2010): Pupil center detection in low resolution images. In: ETRA '10: Proceedings of the 2010 Symposium on Eye-Tracking Research & Applications. New York, NY, USA: ACM. S. 169-172.

Droege, Detlev; Fritzer, Fabian; Paulus, Dietrich (2005): Gaze tracking using a webcam. In: Groner, Marina; Groner, Rudolf; Müri, René; Koga, Kuzuo; Raess, Simon; Sury, Philipp: European Conference on Eye Movements (ECEM), Proceedings of the 13th. University of Bern, Switzerland. S. 130.

Droege, Detlev; Schmidt, Carola; Paulus, Dietrich (2008): A Comparison of Pupil Center Estimation Algorithms. In: Istance, Howell; Stepankova, Olga; Bates, Richard: COGAIN 2008. COGAIN. S. 23-26.

Droege, Detlev; Geier, Thorsten; Paulus, Dietrich (2007): Improved Low Cost Gaze Tracker. In: Istance, Howell; Bates, Richard: COGAIN 2007. COGAIN. S. 37-40.

Droege, Detlev; Fritzer, Fabian; Paulus, Dietrich (2006): GoldenGaze: An inexpensive real-time gaze tracking system. In: Istance, Howell; Farinetti, Laura: COGAIN 2006 - Gazing into the Future. COGAIN. S. 29-30.