Answering a Questionnaire Using Eyetracking

Irlinger, Laura (2016) Answering a Questionnaire Using Eyetracking. Masters thesis, Institute of Databases and Information Systems.

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The beginning of eye tracking research lies far back in the past. Since eye tracking costs decreased over the past years, the usage of an eye tracker for everyday matters, like the interaction with a personal device, becomes more and more attractive. In the present work, the realization of interacting with a computer interface with only the help of an eye tracker is illustrated. The conducted study examines the acceptance and usability of such a system. Therefore, three different interaction methods have been implemented. In a study, the participants had to complete a questionnaire with those interaction methods using a Windows application and a low-cost eye tracking device. All in all, the study results imply that the number of negative aspects about this system outweigh the positive ones. The biggest issue was the restriction of mobility during the usage of the tracking device. In addition, the usage of the system turned out to be rather exhausting for the eyes. Generally speaking, among the three implemented interaction methods, the interaction method that combines gaze with a second input modality (a keyboard) scored best in terms of interaction speed and usefulness considering the completion of a questionnaire.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: DBIS Research > Master and Phd-Thesis
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Electronics and Computer Science > Institute of Databases and Informations Systems > DBIS Research and Teaching > DBIS Research > Master and Phd-Thesis
Depositing User: Herr Marc Schickler
Date Deposited: 14 May 2016 22:03
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2016 06:41

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