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 Tiled image based scanning for head position for eye and gaze tracking patent thumbnailTiled image based scanning for head position for eye and gaze tracking
An eye tracking method comprising: capturing image data by an image sensor; determining a region of interest as a subarea or disconnected subareas of said sensor which is to be read out from said sensor to perform an eye tracking based on the read out image data; wherein said determining said region of interest comprises: a) initially reading out only a part of the area of said sensor; b) searching the image data of said initially read out part for one or more features representing the eye position and/or the head position of a subject to be tracked; c) if said search for one or more features has been successful, determining the region of interest based on the location of the successfully searched one or more features, and d) if said search for one or more features has not been successful, reading out a further part of said sensor to perform a search for one or more features representing the eye position and/or the head position based on said further part.. .
Sensomotoric Instruments Gesellschaft Fur Innovative Sensorik Mbh


 Input device using eye-tracking patent thumbnailInput device using eye-tracking
An eye tracking type input device includes a displayer for displaying an on-screen keyboard, on which a plurality of keys corresponding to inputtable letters or symbols are arranged, through an image output means; an eye tracker for calculating gaze points according to a user's eyes on the on-screen keyboard; and a detector for sensing letters or symbols, which the user desires to input, according to the calculated gaze points.. .
Visualcamp Co., Ltd.


 Method and  eye tracking patent thumbnailMethod and eye tracking
A method and apparatus for eye tracking are disclosed. The method may include obtaining feature points corresponding to at least one portion of a face area of the user in an image, determining an inner area of an eye area of a first eye of the user based on the feature points, determining a pupil area of the user based on a pixel value of at least one pixel of the inner area, and determining an eye position of the user based on a position value of each pixel of the pupil area..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


 Determining errors in forms using eye movement patent thumbnailDetermining errors in forms using eye movement
Tracking eye movement during the completion of a form on a mobile computing device to determine possible errors and suggest changes to the form. To improve data quality, eye-tracking data is used to determine input fields on a form that cause issues for a user; based on the eye tracking data, suggestions are made to change a response or to modify the form..
International Business Machines Corporation


 Determining errors in forms using eye movement patent thumbnailDetermining errors in forms using eye movement
Tracking eye movement during the completion of a form on a mobile computing device to determine possible errors and suggest changes to the form. To improve data quality, eye-tracking data is used to determine input fields on a form that cause issues for a user; based on the eye tracking data, suggestions are made to change a response or to modify the form..
International Business Machines Corporation


 Data quality for forms completed on mobile computing devices patent thumbnailData quality for forms completed on mobile computing devices
Tracking eye movement during the completion of a form on a mobile computing device to determine possible errors and suggest changes to the form. To improve data quality, eye-tracking data is used to determine input fields on a form that cause issues for a user; based on the eye tracking data, suggestions are made to change a response or to modify the form..
International Business Machines Corporation


 Method for optimizing an optical lens equipment for a wearer patent thumbnailMethod for optimizing an optical lens equipment for a wearer
Method for optimizing an optical lens equipment for a wearer method for optimizing an optical lens equipment for a wearer, the method comprising:—an eye tracking device providing step, during which a spectacle frame mounted eye tracking device is provided to the wearer, —a wearer parameter monitoring step, during which at least one parameter relating to the eyes of the wearer is monitored using the eye tracking device and—an optimization step during which the optical lens equipment is optimized based at least partly on the base of the monitoring of the at least one parameter during the wearer parameter monitoring step.. .
Essilor International (compagnie Generale D'optique)


 Automated data acquisition, appraisal and analysis in noninvasive rapid screening of neuro-otologic conditions using combination of subject's objective oculomotor vestibular and reaction time analytic variables patent thumbnailAutomated data acquisition, appraisal and analysis in noninvasive rapid screening of neuro-otologic conditions using combination of subject's objective oculomotor vestibular and reaction time analytic variables
Ann automated data acquisition, appraisal and analysis in noninvasive rapid screening of neuro-otologic condition using combination of subject's objective oculomotor, vestibular and reaction time analytic variables, comprises the steps of: establishing an ovrt testing protocol for specific neuro-otologic condition which protocol included eye tracking aspects; coupling an eye tracker is coupled to subject; automatically establishing a region of interest for the eye tracker centered on the subject's pupils; conducting the ovrt testing protocol using pre-programmed/automated voice instructions to the subject; confirming that each test is performed within preset parameters including automated eye image evaluation and advising the clinician of testing which is outside of present parameters; and displaying a normalized composite test protocol score (0-1) on graphical progressive background.. .
Neuro Kinetics, Inc.


 Gaze direction mapping patent thumbnailGaze direction mapping
A method for determining correspondence between a gaze direction and an environment around a wearable device is disclosed. The wearable device may include an eye tracking device and an outward facing image sensor.
Tobii Ab


 Unique reflective lenses to auto-calibrate a wearable eye tracking system patent thumbnailUnique reflective lenses to auto-calibrate a wearable eye tracking system
Example embodiments include a lens having an ir-reflective coating that is selectively applied to form a variable infrared (ir) interaction pattern on the lens. The variable ir interaction pattern may vary in the manner it interacts with ir wavelengths, so as to provide a machine-readable code when the lens is illuminated by ir light.
Google Inc.


Apparatus for eye tracking

An eye tracker having a waveguide for propagating illumination light towards an eye and propagating image light reflected from at least one surface of an eye, a light source optically coupled to the waveguide, and a detector optically coupled to the waveguide. Disposed in the waveguide is at least one grating lamina for deflecting the illumination light towards the eye along a first waveguide path and deflecting the image light towards the detector along a second waveguide path..
Digilens, Inc.

Gaze tracking variations using dynamic lighting position

Aspects of the present disclosure relate to eye tracking systems and methods which track eyes by illuminating the eyes using a light source and detecting the eye illuminations using a sensor. Implementations of the present disclosure may utilize a light source with a dynamic lighting position to account for changes in lighting conditions during the tracking which interfere with detection of the eye illuminations, such as reflections in glasses which may obscure a user's eyes..
Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.

Scene analysis for improved eye tracking

Technologies related to scene analysis for improved eye tracking are generally described. In some examples, detected gaze targets may be derived from gaze direction information from an eye-facing sensor.
Empire Technology Development Llc

Portable eye tracking device

A portable eye tracker device is disclosed which includes a frame, at least one optics holding member, a movement sensor, and a control unit. The frame may be a frame adapted for wearing by a user.
Tobii Ab

Gaze and saccade based graphical manipulation

According to the invention, a system for presenting graphics on a display device is disclosed. The system may include an eye tracking device and a graphics processing device.
Tobii Ab

Robust eye tracking for scanning laser ophthalmoscope

A system, apparatus, and method of obtaining an image of a fundus. Acquiring a reference image of the fundus at a first point in time.
University Of Rochester

Technologies for audiovisual communication using interestingness algorithms

Technologies for audiovisual communication include an audiovisual server and a number of audiovisual client devices, including a presenter device and a number of audience devices. Each audience device captures an audiovisual stream and transmits the audiovisual stream to the audiovisual server.
Intel Corporation

Automated peripheral device handoff based on eye tracking

Systems, apparatuses and methods may provide for identifying a plurality of computing systems proximate to a peripheral device and determining a gaze location of a user. Additionally, the peripheral device may be automatically connected to a first computing system in the plurality of computing systems based on the gaze location of the user.

Controlling vision correction using eye tracking and depth detection

Technologies for controlling vision correction include a wearable computing device having a variable lens, an eye tracking sensor, and a depth sensor. The focal length of the variable lens is electronically adjustable.

Eye tracking apparatus, method and system

A transparent waveguide for use in eye tracking includes an input-coupler and an output-coupler. The input-coupler comprises a plurality of curved grating lines having a radially varying pitch.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Non-invasive assessing and monitoring brain injuries

A method of assessing a brain injury of a patient that comprises performing a brain wave test, performing a pupillary response test, and performing an eye tracking test, then generating a brain injury score based on the results of the brain wave test, the pupillary response test, and the eye tracking test. In some examples, the brain injury score is determined by comparing the test results with a normative database of reference results..
The Regents Of The University Of California

Apparatus and hybrid eye tracking

A method for tracking eye movement is provided. One embodiment of the method includes receiving a first measurement from a first sensor configured to detect a gaze location, determining an initial gaze location based at least on the first measurement, receiving at least one of eye motion amplitude and eye motion direction measurement from a second sensor, and determining an estimated gaze location based at least on the initial gaze location and the at least one of eye motion amplitude and eye motion direction.
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Handling glare in eye tracking

Embodiments are disclosed for eye tracking systems and methods. An example eye tracking system comprises a plurality of light sources and a camera configured to capture an image of light from the light sources as reflected from an eye.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Calibration of a head mounted eye tracking system

Described herein is a method of calibrating a display in a head-mounted display system. The system includes a frame for maintaining the display in front of the user's eyes, and one or more lenses disposed between the display and the user's eyes.
Seeing Machines Limited

Power management in an eye-tracking system

An imaging device adapted to provide eye-tracking data by imaging at least one eye of a viewer, wherein: the imaging device is switchable between at least an active mode and a ready mode; the imaging device is configured, in the active mode, to use active eye illumination, which enables tracking of a corneal reflection, and to provide eye tracking data which include eye position and eye orientation; and the imaging device is configured, in the ready mode, to reduce an illumination intensity from a value the illumination intensity has in the active mode.. .
Tobii Ab

Systems, devices, and methods that integrate eye tracking and scanning laser projection in wearable heads-up displays

Systems, devices, and methods that integrate eye tracking capability into scanning laser projector (“slp”)-based wearable heads-up displays are described. An infrared laser diode is added to an rgb slp and an infrared photodetector is aligned to detect reflections of the infrared light from features of the eye.
Thalmic Labs Inc.

Systems, devices, and methods that integrate eye tracking and scanning laser projection in wearable heads-up displays

Systems, devices, and methods that integrate eye tracking capability into scanning laser projector (“slp”)-based wearable heads-up displays are described. At least one narrow waveband laser diode is used in an slp to define one or more portion(s) of a visible image.
Thalmic Labs Inc.

Systems, devices, and methods that integrate eye tracking and scanning laser projection in wearable heads-up displays

Systems, devices, and methods that integrate eye tracking capability into scanning laser projector (“slp”)-based wearable heads-up displays are described. An infrared laser diode is added to an rgb slp and an infrared photodetector is aligned to detect reflections of the infrared light from features of the eye.
Thalmic Labs Inc.

System and multi-scale closed-loop eye tracking with real-time image montaging

A system for multi-scale closed-loop eye tracking to compensate for translation and rotation motion while imaging in vivo a surface area of an internal structure of an eye of a subject includes a narrow field imaging device optically coupled to an optical path to receive light reflected from the surface area of the structure of the eye. A wide field camera is optically coupled to the optical path by a beam splitter disposed in the optical path.

Systems and methods for eye tracking for motion corrected ophthalmic optical coherenece tomography

Systems and methods for eye tracking for motion corrected ophthalmic optical coherence tomography (oct) are disclosed. According to an aspect, an imaging system includes an eye tracking device configured to determine movement of an eye.
Duke University

Portable eye tracking device

A portable eye tracker device is disclosed which includes a frame, at least one optics holding member, a movement sensor, and a control unit. The frame may be a frame adapted for wearing by a user.
Tobii Ab

Method for calibrating a head-mounted eye tracking device

Method for calibrating a head-mounted eye tracking device, the method comprising: all acquisition step (s3), during which eye data relating to the position of the eye of the wearer are acquired by the eye tracking device while having the wearer of the head-mounted eye tracking device look in a direction of reference with regard to the spectacle lens mount, an association step (s4) during which the eye data acquired during the acquisition step are associated with the gaze direction corresponding to the direction of reference, a recording step (s5), during which the associated eye data and the gaze direction are recorded - wherein the head-mounted mounted eye tracking device comprises a spectacle frame in which ophthalmic lenses are mounted and the gazing direction corresponding to the direction of reference is determined based on the dioptric function of the ophthalmic lenses.. .
Essilor International (compagnie Generale D'optique)

Eye tracking for registration of a haptic device with a holograph

An object or haptic device is registered with a holograph. The position of the object or haptic device relative to the projector or holographic image is sensed.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

Cameras having a rgb-ir channel

The present disclosure describes various rgb-ir cameras, as well as new applications and methods of using such cameras. An apparatus includes an image sensor module including an image sensor.
Heptagon Micro Optics Pte. Ltd.

Multi-user eye tracking using multiple displays

A system and method of securing data displayed to two or more individuals on two or more displays, wherein the two or more displays include a first display and a second display. One or more fixations of a first individual on the first display are determined.

Spatial systems including eye tracking capabilities and related methods

Entertainment systems are provided including a plurality of spatial sound speakers embedded in a headrest of a passenger seat and associated with a media player of the entertainment system. A spatial sound controller associated with the plurality of spatial sound speakers of the media player is also provided.
Thales Avionics, Inc.

Method for monitoring and controlling an access control system

A method of monitoring and controlling an access control system (12) comprising a server (18) and an access control device (22) connected to the server (16) for data communication. Data goggles (1) monitor and control the access control system.
Skidata Ag

User verification using touch and eye tracking

A method includes receiving at a processor, an indication of a user touching a point on a data entry device, receiving at the processor, an indication of a user gazing in a direction, and comparing via the processor the touched point and the gazing direction to a known touch point and gaze direction to verify the user is an authorized user.. .
Lenovo (singapore) Pte. Ltd.

Systems and methods for biomechanically-based eye signals for interacting with real and virtual objects

Systems and methods are provided for discerning the intent of a device wearer primarily based on movements of the eyes. The system can be included within unobtrusive headwear that performs eye tracking and controls screen display.
Eyefluence, Inc.

Method for operating an eye tracking device and eye tracking device for providing an active power management

The invention relates to a method for operating an eye tracking device (10) comprising as components an imaging device (20), an illumination unit (30) and a processing unit (40) and further at least two adjustment parameters (p a), for adjusting the components (20; 30; 40). The eye tracking device (10) comprises a control unit (42) for controlling the adjustment parameters (p a).
Sensomotoric Instruments Gesellschaft Fur Innovati Ve Sensorik Mbh

Method for operating an eye tracking device and eye tracking device for providing an active illumination control for improved eye tracking robustness

The invention relates to an eye tracking device and a method for operating an eye tracking device (30) comprising an imaging device (32), a plurality of light sources (34), a processing unit and a control unit. The imaging device (32) captures a first image (36a) while at least one of the light sources (34) emits light.
Sensomotoric Instruments Gesellschaft Fur Innovati Ve Sensorik Mbh

Eye tracking for display resolution adjustment in a virtual reality system

A virtual reality system and a display device that can be used, for example, as part of the virtual reality system. The display device can have more than one data driver, such as an even row data driver and an odd row data driver.
Oculus Vr, Llc

Head mounted system and method to compute and render a stream of digital images using a head mounted display

The invention relates to a head mounted system (10) comprising a binocular eye tracking system (14a, 14b) comprising at least a first camera (14a) arranged for acquiring a user's left eye (16a) and at least a second camera (14b) arranged for acquiring a user's right eye (16b), a head mounted display (10) comprising a first displaying means (18a) for presenting an image to a user's left eye (16a), a second displaying means (18b) for presenting an image to a user's right eye (16b), a processing unit (24, 24a, 24b) designed to process images from the eye tracking system (14a, 14b) and calculate at least a 3d position of the left (16a) and the right eye (16b) and an orientation vector of the left (16a) and the right eye (16b) and to compute and render a stream of digital images to be projected onto the user's left and right eye (16a, 16b) by means of the head mounted display, wherein the processing unit (24, 24a, 24b) is further designed to consider the 3d position of the left and the right eye (16a, 16b) and the orientation of the left and the right eye (16a, 16b) when computing and rendering the stream of digital images. The invention further relates to a method to compute and render a stream of digital images using a head mounted display..
Sensomotoric Instruments Gesellschaft Fur Innovative Sensorik Mbh

Systems and methods for assessing infant and child development via eye tracking

Systems, devices, and methods are described for assessing the risk of developmental, cognitive, social, or mental abilities or disabilities in very young patients (e.g., in the first 2-6 months of life). Generally, the decline in visual fixation of a subject over time with respect to certain dynamic stimuli provides a marker of possible abilities or disabilities (such as asd).
Children's Healthcare Of Atlanta, Inc.

Systems and methods for detection of cognitive and developmental conditions

Systems, devices, and methods are described for the assessment, screening, monitoring, or diagnosis of developmental or cognitive conditions, including autism spectrum disorders (asd) by analysis of eye tracking data generated from feedback received as a result of display of specific predetermined visual stimuli to a subject or patient. Subsequent to a calibration phase, a testing procedure is performed by presenting predetermined stimuli (e.g., videos) to a subject via a display device.
Children's Healthcare Of Atlanta, Inc.

Vision-assist systems including user eye tracking cameras

Vision-assist systems including user eye tracking cameras are disclosed. A vision-assist system includes a processor, a memory module communicatively coupled to the processor, a user eye tracking camera communicatively coupled to the processor, an environment camera communicatively coupled to the processor, a feedback device communicatively coupled to the processor, and machine readable instructions stored in the memory module that, when executed by the processor, cause the vision-assist system to receive environment image data from the environment camera, determine a location of an individual speaking to a user based on the environment image data, receive user eye tracking image data from the user eye tracking camera, determine a pose of the user's eyes based on the user eye tracking image data, and provide feedback to the user with the feedback device based on the location of the individual speaking to the user and the pose of the user's eyes..
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.

Robotized surgery system with improved control

A robotized surgery system (10) comprises at least one robot arm (11) which acts under the control of a control console (12) intended for the surgeon. The console (12) comprises an eye tracking system (21) for detecting the direction of the surgeon's gaze and for entering commands depending on the directions of the gaze detected.
Transenterix Italia S.r.l.

Compact eye imaging and eye tracking apparatus

An optical system for eye tracking is disclosed. The system includes a light guiding prism that guides light from an ocular object to an imaging system through multiple internal reflections.
Augmented Vision, Inc.

Computational array camera with dynamic illumination for eye tracking

Methods and systems for eye tracking are disclosed. One such method obtains a plurality of images of the eye from an array camera and detects glint positions and a pupil edge of the eye in the plurality of the images.
Intel Corporation

Illumination system synchronized with image sensor

eye tracking technology may be used in a wide range of lighting conditions and with many different and varying light levels. In some embodiments, an eye tracking device may employ active illumination (e.g., in the form of infrared light-emitting diodes (leds)).
The Eye Tribe Aps

Systems and methods for diagnosis and therapy of vision stability dysfunction

Described herein are improved systems and methods for diagnosis and therapy of vision stability dysfunctions in a patient. One embodiment provides a device (1) for obtaining data from a patient (3).
The Johns Hopkins University



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