In the blink of an eye - Combining head motion and eye blink frequency for activity recognition with google glass

Shoya Ishimaru, Kai Kunze, Koichi Kise, Jens Weppner, Andreas Dengel, Paul Lukowicz, Andreas Bulling

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Abstract

We demonstrate how information about eye blink frequency and head motion patterns derived from Google Glass sensors can be used to distinguish different types of high level activities. While it is well known that eye blink frequency is correlated with user activity, our aim is to show that (1) eye blink frequency data from an unobtrusive, commercial platform which is not a dedicated eye tracker is good enough to be useful and (2) that adding head motion patterns information significantly improves the recognition rates. The method is evaluated on a data set from an experiment containing five activity classes (reading, talking, watching TV, mathematical problem solving, and sawing) of eight participants showing 67% recognition accuracy for eye blinking only and 82% when extended with head motion patterns.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th Augmented Human International Conference, AH 2014
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Print)9781450327619
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
Event5th Augmented Human International Conference, AH 2014 - Kobe, Japan
Duration: 2014 Mar 72014 Mar 8

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Other

Other5th Augmented Human International Conference, AH 2014
CountryJapan
CityKobe
Period14/3/714/3/8

Keywords

  • Activity Recognition
  • Blink Frequency
  • Google Glass
  • Head Mounted Sensor
  • IMU
  • Infrared Proximity Sensor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Ishimaru, S., Kunze, K., Kise, K., Weppner, J., Dengel, A., Lukowicz, P., & Bulling, A. (2014). In the blink of an eye - Combining head motion and eye blink frequency for activity recognition with google glass. In Proceedings of the 5th Augmented Human International Conference, AH 2014 [a15] (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2582051.2582066