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Comparison of head gaze and head and eye gaze within an immersive environment

Roberts, DJ and Murray, N 2006, 'Comparison of head gaze and head and eye gaze within an immersive environment' , Distributed Simulation and Real-Time Applications , pp. 70-76.

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Abstract

For efficient collaboration between participants, eye gaze is seen as being critical for interaction. Teleconferencing systems such as the AcessGrid allow users to meet across geographically disparate rooms but as of now there seems no substitute for face to face meetings. This paper gives an overview of some preliminary work that looks towards integrating eye gaze into an immersive Collaborative Virtual Environment and assessing the impact that this would have on interaction between the users of such a system. An experiment was conducted to assess the difference between users abilities to judge what objects an avatar is looking at with only head gaze being viewed and also with eye and head gaze data being displayed. The results from the experiment show that eye gaze is of vital importance to the subjects correctly identifying what a person is looking at in an immersive virtual environment. This is followed by a description of how the eye tracking system has been integrated into an immersive collaborative virtual environment and some preliminary results from the use of such a system.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Proceedings of the Tenth IEEE International Symposium on Distributed Simulation and Real-Time Applications (DS-RT'06), held 2-4 October 2006 ISBN: 15506525
Themes: Subjects / Themes > Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA075 Electronic computers. Computer science > QA076 Computer software
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Virtual Environments & Future Media Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Distributed Simulation and Real-Time Applications
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Refereed: Yes
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Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2009 16:02
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 15:51
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/920

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