Keeping the Users in Mind: Investigations of Applicable Gaze Gesture Sets and Gaze Control Interaction Design Parameters

  • Marcus JenkeEmail author
  • Thomas Maier
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 824)


Recent advances in terms of affordability of the eye-tracking technology and the implementation of smarter algorithms enable designers implement this interaction method more usable. The presented study tested two user-dependent design parameters (deviation angle of the gaze and duration time of fixations between strokes) which constitutes to be significant important for this interaction method. Therefore, participants executed a large number of gestures on the gaze gesture test bench. The parameter values were variated to receive comparable results over all tested gestures. The gestures presented discrete actions for controlling interface menus. The results showed that there exists an optimum between tolerant detection and ratio of misinterpretation by the system. Further, the perceived individual motorial and cognitive strain and the statements about the difficulty of the executions were compared with the objective measurements. As a conclusion, parameter values have been identified which are also reliable in terms of usability.


Gaze gesture interaction Design parametrization Gesture sets 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Engineering Design and Industrial Design (IKTD), Department of Industrial Design EngineeringUniversity of StuttgartStuttgartGermany

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