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Eye gaze determination

There is provided methods, systems and computer program products for identifying an interaction element from one or more interaction elements present in a user interface, comprising: receiving gaze information from an eye tracking system; determining the likelihood that an interaction element is the subject of the gaze information from the eye tracking system; and identifying an interaction element from the one or more interaction elements based on said likelihood determination.. . ... Tobii Ab

Apparatus and method for robust eye/gaze tracking

At least one image registering unit records at least one series of images representing a subject. A control unit controls an operation sequence for the at least one image registering unit in such a manner that a subsequent data processing unit receives a repeating sequence of image frames there from, wherein each period contains at least one image frame of a first resolution and at least one image frame of a second resolution being different from the first resolution. ... Tobii Ab

Portable eye tracking device

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

Systems and methods for providing audio to a user based on gaze input

According to the invention, a method for providing audio to a user is disclosed. The method may include determining, with an eye tracking device, a gaze point of a user on a display. ... Tobii Ab

Fast wake-up in a gaze tracking system

A gaze tracking system, leaving a low power mode in response to an activation signal, captures an initial burst of eye pictures in short time by restricting the image area of a sensor, with the purpose of enabling an increased frame rate. Subsequent eye pictures are captured at normal frame rate. ... 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, at least one processor, and a graphics processing device. ... Tobii Ab

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

Gaze 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

Gaze 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

Power efficient image sensing apparatus, method of operating the same and eye/gaze tracking system

An image sensing apparatus has a light sensitive area and a control unit. The light sensitive area registers image data in response to an incoming amount of light, and is operable in an active mode wherein image data can be read out there from as well as in a standby mode wherein image data cannot be read out. ... Tobii Ab

Portable device

A portable device, e.g. A laptop, includes a first part (110), e.g. ... Tobii Ab

Wearable device having a display, lens, illuminator, and image sensor

A wearable device is disclosed. The wearable device may include a display, a lens, an illuminator, an image sensor, and at least one processor. ... Tobii Ab

Portable eye tracking device

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

Foveated rendering

According to the invention, a method for changing a display based on a gaze point of a user on the display is disclosed. The method may include determining a gaze point of a user on a display. ... Tobii Ab

12/28/17 / #20170371420

Portable device

A portable computing device is disclosed which may include a base element, a lid element, a first motion sensor, a second motion sensor, a processor, and an eye tracking system. The first motion sensor may be disposed in the base element. ... Tobii Ab

12/21/17 / #20170364150

Gaze 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

12/14/17 / #20170357314

Generation of graphical feedback in a computer system

The present invention relates to control of a computer system, which includes a data processing unit, a display and an eye tracker adapted to register a user's gaze point with respect to the display the data processing unit is adapted to present graphical information on the display, which includes feedback data reflecting the user's commands entered into the unit. The data processing unit is adapted to present the feedback data such that during an initial phase, the feedback data is generated based on an absolute position of the gaze point. ... Tobii Ab

10/12/17 / #20170293799

Image sensor for vision based human computer interaction

According to the invention, an image sensor is disclosed. The image sensor may include a plurality of pixels. ... Tobii Ab

10/12/17 / #20170291613

Gaze driven interaction for a vehicle

According to the invention, a method for modifying operation of at least one system of a vehicle based at least in part on a gaze direction of a driver is disclosed. The method may include receiving gaze data indicative of the gaze direction of a driver of a vehicle. ... Tobii Ab

10/05/17 / #20170285743

Rotation of visual content on a display unit

A graphics presentation apparatus including a display unit, an eye-tracking module, and a data output module. The eye-tracking module registers image data representing at least one eye of a user of the apparatus. ... Tobii Ab

09/21/17 / #20170272627

Gaze based directional microphone

According to the invention, a system for converting sound to electrical signals is disclosed. The system may include a gaze tracking device and a microphone. ... Tobii Ab

08/31/17 / #20170249509

Adaptive camera and illuminator eyetracker

A method includes obtaining an image of an eye in a bright-pupil imaging mode in which a retinal retro-reflection complements the image of the eye in the bright-pupil mode, and obtaining an image of the eye in a dark-pupil imaging mode in which a corneo-scleral retro-reflection complements the image of the eye in the dark-pupil mode. One of the bright-pupil imaging mode and the dark-pupil imaging mode is selected based on quality of obtained images.. ... Tobii Ab

08/17/17 / #20170235362

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 for determining a gaze point of a user on a display device. ... Tobii Ab

08/17/17 / #20170235360

System for gaze interaction

A method and system for assisting a user when interacting with a graphical user interface combines gaze based input with gesture based user commands. A user of a computer system without a traditional touch-screen can interact with graphical user interfaces in a touch-screen like manner using a combination of gaze based input and gesture based user commands. ... Tobii Ab

08/10/17 / #20170224211

Adaptive camera and illuminator eyetracker

An eye tracker comprising at least one illuminator for illuminating an eye, at least two cameras for imaging the eye and a controller is disclosed. The configuration of the reference illuminator(s) and cameras is such that, at least one camera is coaxial with a reference illuminator and at least one camera is non-coaxial with a reference illuminator. ... Tobii Ab

08/03/17 / #20170220107

Visual display with illuminators for gaze tracking

A visual display includes hidden reference illuminators adapted to emit invisible light for generating corneo-scleral reflections on an eye watching a screen surface of the display. The tracking of such reflections and the pupil center provides input to gaze tracking. ... Tobii Ab

07/20/17 / #20170206410

Apparatus and method for robust eye/gaze tracking

At least one image registering unit records at least one series of images representing a subject. A control unit controls an operation sequence for the at least one image registering unit in such a manner that a subsequent data processing unit receives a repeating sequence of image frames there from, wherein each period contains at least one image frame of a first resolution and at least one image frame of a second resolution being different from the first resolution. ... Tobii Ab

06/22/17 / #20170177079

Determining gaze target based on facial features

A computer system can be controlled with non-contact inputs, such as eye-tracking devices. A visual indicator can be presented on a display to indicate the location where a computer function will take place (e.g., a common cursor). ... Tobii Ab

06/22/17 / #20170177078

Gaze based selection of a function from a menu

A computer system can be controlled with non-contact inputs through zonal control. In an embodiment, a non-contact input that is an eye-tracking device is used to track the gaze of a user. ... Tobii Ab

04/20/17 / #20170109513

Identification, authentication, and/or guiding of a user using gaze information

According to the invention a system for authenticating a user of a device is disclosed. The system may include a first image sensor, a determination unit, and an authentication unit. ... Tobii Ab

03/30/17 / #20170091549

Eye-tracking enabled wearable devices

A system for determining a gaze direction of a user is disclosed. The system may include a first illuminator, a first profile sensor, and at least one processor. ... Tobii Ab

03/30/17 / #20170090566

System for gaze interaction

A method and system for assisting a user when interacting with a graphical user interface combines gaze based input with gesture based user commands. A user of a computer system without a traditional touch-screen can interact with graphical user interfaces in a touch-screen like manner using a combination of gaze based input and gesture based user commands. ... Tobii Ab

03/30/17 / #20170090564

Eye-tracking enabled wearable devices

A system for determining a gaze direction of a user in a wearable device is disclosed. The system may include a display device, a primary lens, an illuminator, and a plurality of imaging device. ... Tobii Ab

03/30/17 / #20170090563

Eye-tracking enabled wearable devices

A method for mapping an input device to a virtual object in virtual space displayed on a display device is disclosed. The method may include determining, via an eye tracking device, a gaze direction of a user. ... Tobii Ab

03/30/17 / #20170090562

Eye-tracking enabled wearable devices

A method for panning content on a display of a wearable device is disclosed. The method may include determining, via an eye tracking device, a gaze direction of a user. ... Tobii Ab

03/23/17 / #20170083088

Component determination and gaze provoked interaction

According to the invention, a method for changing a display based at least in part on a gaze point of a user on the display is disclosed. The method may include receiving information identifying a location of the gaze point of the user on the display. ... Tobii Ab

03/16/17 / #20170075420

Eye tracker based contextual action

The present invention relates to systems and methods for assisting a user when interacting with a graphical user interface by combining eye based input with input for e.g. Selection and activation of objects and object parts and execution of contextual actions related to the objects and object parts. ... Tobii Ab

02/16/17 / #20170045940

Power efficient image sensing apparatus, method of operating the same and eye/gaze tracking system

An image sensing apparatus has a light sensitive area and a control unit. The light sensitive area registers image data in response to an incoming amount of light, and is operable in an active mode wherein image data can be read out there from as well as in a standby mode wherein image data cannot be read out. ... Tobii Ab

02/09/17 / #20170038835

Gaze 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

01/19/17 / #20170017299

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

01/12/17 / #20170011492

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








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