Building a low-cost eye-tracking system

Chi Wu Huang*, Zong Sian Jiang, Wei Fan Kao, Yen Lin Huang

*Corresponding author for this work

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This paper presents the developing of a low-cost eye-tracking system by modifying the commercial-over-the-shelf camera to integrate with the proper-tuned open source drivers and the user-defined application programs. The system configuration is proposed and the gaze-tracking approximated by the least square polynomial mapping is described. Comparisons between other low-cost systems as well as commercial system are provided. Our system obtained the highest image capturing rate of 180 frames per second, and the ISO 9241-Part 9 test performance favored our system, in terms of Response time and Correct response rate. Currently, we are developing gaze-tracking accuracy application. The real time gaze-tracking and the Head Movement Estimation are the issues in future work.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Technology Applications in Industry
Number of pages4
EditionPART 1
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event2012 International Conference on Information Technology and Management Innovation, ICITMI 2012 - Guangzhou, China
Duration: 2012 Nov 102012 Nov 11

Publication series

NameApplied Mechanics and Materials
NumberPART 1
ISSN (Print)1660-9336
ISSN (Electronic)1662-7482


Other2012 International Conference on Information Technology and Management Innovation, ICITMI 2012


  • Computer vision
  • Eye-tracking
  • Fixation
  • Gaze
  • Image processing
  • Saccade

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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