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LoCO: A Low-Cost Oculometer for Head-mounted Wearable Computer Displays

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
40651
Program Year/Program:
1998 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
40651
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
CHI Systems, Inc.
2250 Hickory Road Suite 150 Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1998
Title: LoCO: A Low-Cost Oculometer for Head-mounted Wearable Computer Displays
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $99,986.00
 

Abstract:

A concept for a Low-Cost Oculometer (LoCO) is proposed as a technology to provide hands-free eye-control for wearable computers with head-mounted displays (HMD's). LoCO builds on ongoing research performed by the proposed research team which demonstrates versatile discrete and continuous control by eye. LoCO addresses the deficiencies of existing commercial oculometers as they relate to wearable computing and other user interaction applications, specifically with regard to cost, weight, size, robustness, and ease of use. An approach is presented for adapting standard eye tracking technologies to minimize special-purpose hardware, relying instread on the capabilities of current-generation computing hardware. Based on published reports, recent experience, and emerging commercial products, it is argued that this approach is viable. The proposed Phase I effort will culminate in a proof-of-concept demonstration that will show eye interaction running fully resident on a wearable computer and HMD.

Principal Investigator:

William J. Weiland
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Business Contact:


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Small Business Information at Submission:

CHI SYSTEMS, INC.
716 N. Bethlehem Pike Lower Gwynedd, PA 19002

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No