AN EYE-VOICE INTERFACE FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL APPLICATIONS (EVITA)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$595,884.00
Award Year:
1996
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
25674
Agency Tracking Number:
25674
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Gwynedd Office Park, 716 N, Bethlehem Pk, Suite 30, Lower Gwynedd, PA, 19002
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Floyd A. Glenn, Iii
(215) 542-1400
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
A concept for an Eye-Voice Interface for Three-dimensional Applications (EVITA) is proposed as an ideal interface technology to facilitate the performance of humans required to work in three-dimensional computer graphic environments. EVITA builds on earlier research performed by the proposed principal investigator and research team which demonstrated the feasibility of versatile discrete and continuous control by combining eye-control and voice-control techniques, and with feedback and filtering employed for the eye-control channel. EVITA addresses the extension of the previous eye-voice interface research into the the three-dimensional graphic environment, addition of dynamic user-controlled recalibration to achieve consistent pointing accuracy, and of generating modular, standardized software components in order to make the EVITA interface readily adaptable to a maximum diversity of UNIX-based applications. In the proposed Phase I effort, a complete design for an EVITA interface will be produced and implemented in an experimental testbed. Alternative methods for providing interaction with the third spatial dimension (depth) will be developed along with alternative techniques for making menu selection; experiments will be designed and conducted in Phase I to guide the selection between these alternatives.

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