Application of head-mounted devices with eye-tracking in virtual reality therapy

Otto Hans-Martin Lutz, Charlotte Burmeister, Luara Ferreira dos Santos, Nadine Morkisch, Christian Dohle, Jörg Krüger
2017 Current Directions in Biomedical Engineering  
Abstract:Using eye-tracking to assess visual attention in head-mounted devices (HMD) opens up many possibilities for virtual reality (VR)-based therapy. Existing therapy concepts where attention plays a major role can be transferred to VR. Furthermore, they can be expanded to a precise real-time attention assessment, which can serve as a foundation for new therapy approaches. Utilizing HMDs and eye-tracking in a clinical environment is challenging because of hygiene issues and requirements of
more » ... d requirements of patients with heterogeneous cognitive and motor impairments. In this paper, we provide an overview of those challenges, discuss possible solutions and present preliminary results of a study with patients.
doi:10.1515/cdbme-2017-0012 fatcat:cbinkopjlndzrbfbo3jtep5aia