Low-cost and high-speed eye tracker

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

*Corresponding author for this work

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7 Citations (Scopus)


This chapter presents the integration of hardware and open-source software to build a low-cost (US$100) and high-speed eye tracker. With minor modifications of PlayStation 3 Eye (PS3 Eye) camera as the main hardware component and the proper coding adjustments in software interface to CL Eye Platform Driver, offered by open-source Code Laboratories, our low-cost eye tracker runs at the speed of 187 frames per second (fps) in 320 × 240 resolution, which is at least three times faster than the ordinary low-cost eye trackers usually running between 30 and 60 fps. We have also developed four application programs, which are ISO 9249-Part 9, Gaze Replay, Heat Map, and the Areas of Interest (AOI). Our design is then compared with the low-cost KSL-240 and commercially available high-price (over US$5,000) Tobii under ISO 9249-Part 9 eye-tracking test. The test performance favored ours in terms of response time and correct response rate.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligent Technologies and Engineering Systems
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2012 1st International Conference on Intelligent Technologies and Engineering Systems, ICITES 2012 - Changhua, Taiwan
Duration: 2012 Dec 132012 Dec 15

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
Volume234 LNEE
ISSN (Print)1876-1100
ISSN (Electronic)1876-1119


Other2012 1st International Conference on Intelligent Technologies and Engineering Systems, ICITES 2012


  • Bright pupil
  • Dark pupil
  • Eye tracker
  • Fixation
  • Glint
  • Open source
  • Saccade

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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