Fast and reliable eye gaze interaction for the agility impaired

Project Team Leader
Dr Christof Lutteroth, UoA

Project Team
Dr Gerald Weber, UoA
Marcus King, Callaghan Innovation

Project Summary
More than 200,000 New Zealanders suffer from agility impairments, which hinder them from performing precise movements such as controlling a device with a touchscreen or mouse. Eye gaze tracking can help these people to interact with the digital world around them, but currently available eye gaze interaction systems are slow and do not work well for mobile devices. The aim of this project is to create a low-cost eye gaze interaction system for people in wheelchairs. The system will be designed so they can use their eye gaze to control popular applications on a mobile device.