What if your car could tell if you’re happy, sad, or too tired or impaired to drive?
EyeTechDS Inc. visual tracking software uses occulometrics track eye movement and pupil dilation gauging the drivers attention or lack thereof while driving. Noldus Facial recognition software recognizes a smile or slack facial expressions, head pose, eye perclose and many other useful metrics which will be helpful for ADAS. Results are graphed to show a drivers attention and emotions while behind the wheel.
Noldus “FaceReader automatically analyzes 6 basic facial expressions, neutral, contempt, and boredom, interest, and confusion.”¹ Widely used in marketing application FaceReader is able to “quickly gain insight into the effects of different stimuli.”
Potential application include luxury auto manufacturers who will be able to accurately gauge a level of satisfaction and distractions from the driving experience, while restricted drivers could have more than a simple breathalyzer restricting their cars from starting. Further advancements in automated driving could tell the car when it's time to take over driving to deliver passengers to a safe location eliminating falling asleep behind the wheel.
¹Noldus FaceReaderTM(2017). Retrieved December 13, 2017, from FaceReader
Technology is changing everything from urgent medical diagnostics, how we interact with our screens (Smart Phone, PC, or TV) or monitoring our level of awareness and emotional state while driving our cars. EyeTechDS Inc. will demonstrate new ways of testing for concussions from the sidelines using a VR headset, how cars can read our cognitive and emotional state, and new ways to control our screens using our touch-free eye control technology.
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About EyeTech Digital Systems, Inc
Founded in 1996, EyeTech designs algorithms, hardware, and software for eye tracking systems used in speech devices which help paralyzed individuals communicate and control their computer hands-free using only eye movements. The technology is now being incorporated into emerging industrial and consumer applications in medical diagnostic solutions for neurological testing, simulation and training solutions, vehicle safety, security, gaming, wearable VR/AR solutions and more.
EyeTech has served the assistive technology market since its inception 20 years ago. Although the applications for eye tracking are growing and becoming more mainstream, EyeTech continues to find new applications to help those with physical disabilities. This year at CES, EyeTech brought a wheel chair and demonstrated driving it with your eyes. See this article from Arizona Tech Beat.
Of course VR HMDs are also a natural application for eye tracking, and EyeTech welcomed partner Quantum Interface as part of the EyeTech booth to show the latest developments. Click here for a write-up on this application from Tom's Hardware.
Also in the booth with EyeTech was a demo of EyeTech's VT3 eye tracker combined with King Devick software to detect and diagnose brain injuries. Click here for a summary of our CES 2016 exhibits.
The best part about CES, however, is meeting new people who envision embedding eye tracking into their latest application--applications that protect, teach, and enable.