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Development of a System for Controlling IoT Devices Using Gaze Tracking

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Intelligent Sustainable Systems (ICoISS 2023)

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In this work, a prototype based on gaze tracking to control IoT devices was made. This prototype is a web application where the user can interact with interfaces through the gaze. The user can send commands to an IoT device using this application. For the creation of the aforementioned system, the iterative and incremental development methodology was used. The prototype was developed using a webcam and an open source library called WebGazer. These tools were selected based on a state-of-the art review. The prototype also uses an MQTT server and a Broker Communication to establish the connection between the web application and IoT devices. The web application has a user registration function which allows each user to have a channel in Beebotte to control only his/her devices. Finally, the prototype was tested using a light bulb and TV. The commands sent to the light bulb were ON and OFF while the commands sent to the TV were ON, OFF, change the channel (up and down), turn the volume up and turn the volume down. Based on the performed tests, it was possible to measure the effectiveness of the prototype which had 98.7% of precision, 97% of accuracy, and 3.14 s for icon selection.

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Erazo, M.C., Cocha Tobanda, E., Yoo, S.G. (2023). Development of a System for Controlling IoT Devices Using Gaze Tracking. In: Raj, J.S., Perikos, I., Balas, V.E. (eds) Intelligent Sustainable Systems. ICoISS 2023. Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems, vol 665. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-99-1726-6_12

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