Eye Gaze Orientation and Pupil Size Variation on Time-Series Vigilance Task

  • Deqian ZhangEmail author
  • Wenjiao Cheng
  • Hezhi Yang
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 576)


Monitoring work performance declined has became need solution of important problem, and eye gaze orientation and pupil size related Monitoring task performance also worth to explore, to prevent the security monitoring personnel’s fatigue and performance decline. This research in simulating monitoring task based on Machworth’s Clock Test use the eye tracker to measure the attention direction and pupil size of the subject, and subjective evaluation of fatigue and attention. The results show monitoring work performance declined with the time-series on. Pupil size relates to fatigue and eye gaze orientation relates attention. It is discussed to evaluate the attention by controlling eye gaze orientation and fatigue to enhance monitoring performances.


Vigilance performance Hit ratios Reaction time Fatigue Attention Eye gaze orientation Pupil size Monitor 



We thank the students and control subjects for their participation. The skillful work by monitoring expert Mr. Deqian Zhang is gratefully acknowledged. This study is financed from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 31260238), the regional agreement on psycho-training and clinical research in Jinggangshan University, Jian City project.

Compliance with Ethical Standards

The study was approved by the Logistics Department for Civilian Ethics Committee of Jinggangshan University.

All subjects who participated in the experiment were provided with and signed an informed consent form.

All relevant ethical safeguards have been met with regard to subject protection.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Psychology DepartmentJinggangshan UniversityJianChina

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