Why are eye mice unpopular? A detailed comparison of head and eye controlled assistive technology pointing devices

R. Bates, H.O. Istance
2003 Universal Access in the Information Society  
This paper examines and compares the usability problems associated with eye-based and head-based assistive technology pointing devices when used for direct manipulation on a standard graphical user interface. It discusses and examines the pros and cons of eye-based pointing in comparison to the established assistive technology technique of head-based pointing, and illustrates the usability factors responsible for the apparent low usage or 'unpopularity' of eyebased pointing. It shows that user
more » ... xperience and target size on the interface are the predominant factors affecting eye-based pointing, and suggests that these could be overcome to enable eyebased pointing to be a viable and available direct manipulation interaction technique for the motordisabled community.
doi:10.1007/s10209-003-0053-y fatcat:yfcqqjkfabh53hyqadh5iwuo6a