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Discrimination of Eye Blinks and Eye Movements as Features for Image Analysis of the Around Ocular Region for Use as an Input Interface

  • Shogo MatsunoEmail author
  • Masatoshi Tanaka
  • Keisuke Yoshida
  • Kota Akehi
  • Naoaki Itakura
  • Tota Mizuno
  • Kazuyuki Mito
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 773)

Abstract

This paper examines an input method for ocular analysis that incorporates eye-motion and eye-blink features to enable an eye-controlled input interface that functions independent of gaze-position measurement. This was achieved by analyzing the visible light in images captured without using special equipment. We propose applying two methods. One method detects eye motions using optical flow. The other method classifies voluntary eye blinks. The experimental evaluations assessed both identification algorithms simultaneously. Both algorithms were also examined for applicability in an input interface. The results have been consolidated and evaluated. This paper concludes by considering of the future of this topic.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shogo Matsuno
    • 1
    Email author
  • Masatoshi Tanaka
    • 2
  • Keisuke Yoshida
    • 2
  • Kota Akehi
    • 3
  • Naoaki Itakura
    • 3
  • Tota Mizuno
    • 3
  • Kazuyuki Mito
    • 3
  1. 1.Hotto Link Inc.TokyoJapan
  2. 2.Tokyo Denki UniversityTokyoJapan
  3. 3.The University of Electro-CommunicationsChofuJapan

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