Facial and eye gaze detection

Kang Ryoung Park, Jeong Jun Lee, Jaihie Kim

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Gaze detection is to locate the position on a monitor screen where a user is looking. In our work, we implement it with a computer vision system setting a IR-LED based single camera. To detect the gaze position, we locate facial features, which is effectively performed with IR-LED based camera and SVM(Support Vector Machine). When a user gazes at a position of monitor, we can compute the 3D positions of those features based on 3D rotation and translation estimation and affine transform. Finally, the gaze position by the facial movements is computed from the normal vector of the plane determined by those computed 3D positions of features. In addition, we use a trained neural network to detect the gaze position by eye’s movement. As experimental results, we can obtain the facial and eye gaze position on a monitor and the gaze position accuracy between the computed positions and the real ones is about 4.8 cm of RMS error.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiologically Motivated Computer Vision - 2nd International Workshop, BMCV 2002, Proceedings
EditorsHeinrich H. Bulthoff, Christian Wallraven, Seong-Whan Lee, Tomaso A. Poggio
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9783540001744
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Event2nd International Workshop on Biologically Motivated Computer Vision, BMCV 2002 - Tubingen, Germany
Duration: 2002 Nov 222002 Nov 24

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other2nd International Workshop on Biologically Motivated Computer Vision, BMCV 2002

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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