Eye Tracking for Smart Home Control - AICASys

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SMI Eye Tracking Glasses are used in the AICASys research project. The goal: Develop a technology for intuitive smart-home control using the natural gaze behavior of the user.

Challenge

The central research question of the project is: How can smart home technology be enhanced by automatic gaze-based adaptation and learning techniques in order to reduce the cognitive load and learning demands of possibly motorical and/or coginitve impaired users?

Solution

AICASys uses SMI Eye Tracking Glasses (ETG) to develop an intuitive gaze interaction system for smart home control. With the ETG, a person’s gaze is recorded and the ETG smart recorder connects the eye tracker to the smart home network in real-time.

The smart-home processing and control devices recognize which object a person is looking at and enables users to control electronic devices in their surroundings just using the eyes.

SMI Eye Tracking

SMI Eye Tracking Glasses (ETG) and the ETG smart recorder with mobile connectivity are used in the AICASys research project. The goal: Develop a technology for intuitive smart-home control using the natural gaze behavior of the user.

Through its context-awareness and learning capability the systems will be enabled to adapt automaticallly to user characteristics and individual gaze behavior.

Benefit

Persons can control appliances in a familiar environment by just glancing at real-world objects around them. There is no need for screens and the system is operable by physically or cognitive impaired users, also in emergency situations.

The control system is self-learning and adapts to individual user characteristics and learning behavior. Mobile gaze interaction technology is versatile and can be taken to many application fields. Examples include industrial and medical sectors, as well as transportation and entertainment.

Background

AICASys project – supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research – investigates intuitive, gaze-contingent environmental control solutions.

Benefit

Persons can control appliances in a familiar environment by just glancing at real-world objects around them. There is no need for screens and the system is operable by physically or cognitive impaired users, also in emergency situations.

The control system is self-learning and adapts to individual user characteristics and learning behavior. Mobile gaze interaction technology is versatile and can be taken to many application fields. Examples include industrial and medical sectors, as well as transportation and entertainment.

Customer institution AICASys project @ Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Customer name Achim Wager
Customer website http://www.technik-zum-menschen-bringen.de/projekte/aicasys
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