Eye-based Direct Interaction for Environmental Control in Heterogeneous Smart Environments

  • Fulvio Corno
  • Alastair Gale
  • Päivi Majaranta
  • Kari-Jouko Räihä


environmental control is the control, operation, and monitoring of an environment via intermediary technology such as a computer. Typically this means control of a domestic home.Within the scope of COGAIN, this environmental control concerns the control of the personal environment of a person (with or without a disability). This defines environmental control as the control of a home or domestic setting and those objects that are within that setting. Thus, we may say that environmental control systems enable anyone to operate a wide range of domestic appliances and other vital functions in the home by remote control. In recent years the problem of self-sufficiency for older people and people with a disability has attracted increasing attention and resources. The search for new solutions that can guarantee greater autonomy and a better quality of life has begun to exploit easily available state-of-the-art technology. Personal environmental control can be considered to be a comprehensive and effective aid, adaptable to the functional possibilities of the user and to their desired actions.


Environmental Control Spinal Muscular Atrophy Assistive Technology Smart Home Control Interface 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Politecnico di Torino, Dip. di Automatica e InformaticaTorinoItaly
  2. 2.Applied Vision Research Centre, Loughborough UniversityLoughboroughUK
  3. 3.Unit for Computer-Human Interaction (TAUCHI), Department of Computer SciencesFI-33014 University of TampereFinland

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