Eye-Gaze input versus mouse: Cursor control as a function of age

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The usability of an eye-gaze input system to aid interaction with computers for older computer users was investigated. The eye-gaze input system was developed using an eye-tracking system An experiment using the developed eye-gaze input system was conducted while systematically manipulating experimental conditions such as the moving distance, size of a target, and direction of movement in a pointing task The usability of the eye-gaze input was compared among three age groups (young, middle-aged, and older adults) and with that of a traditional PC mouse. The eye-gaze input system led to a faster pointing time as compared with mouse input, especially for older adults. This result demonstrates that an eye-gaze input system may be able to compensate for the declined motor functions of older adults when using mouse input.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-14
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Human-Computer Interaction
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Oct 16 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Science Applications


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