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TitleThe human eye as human-machine interface
Author(s)Lopes, Gil
Santos, Merylin
Ribeiro, António Fernando
KeywordsEye tracking
human machine interface
assistive technologies
Issue dateJun-2014
JournalRevista 'robótica'
Abstract(s)Eye tracking as an interface to operate a computer is under research for a while and new systems are still being developed nowadays that provide some encouragement to those bound to illnesses that incapacitates them to use any other form of interaction with a computer. Although using computer vision processing and a camera, these systems are usually based on head mount technology being considered a contact type system. This paper describes the implementation of a human-computer interface based on a fully non-contact eye tracking vision system in order to allow people with tetraplegia to interface with a computer. As an assistive technology, a graphical user interface with special features was developed including a virtual keyboard to allow user communication, fast access to pre-stored phrases and multimedia and even internet browsing. This system was developed with the focus on low cost, user friendly functionality and user independency and autonomy.
AccessOpen access
Appears in Collections:CAlg - Artigos em revistas nacionais/Papers in national journals

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