Ziho Kang

Wearable technologies: Real time eye movement analysis framework

Wearable technologies: Real time eye movement analysis framework  
Ziho Kang
University of Oklahoma, USA

As eye tracking is becoming available in wearable or portable devices, eye movement (EM) analysis will be used to provide real time alerts, feedback, and/or assistive information for diversified objectives when performing tasks. However, we lack the methodologies to effectively analyze real time EM attributes including eye fixation numbers, durations, and especially visual scanpath sequences (i.e. time-ordered eye fixation sequences). In this  presentation, my recently developed EM data analysis and visualization methods will be explained followed by an introduction of a proposed systemic approach to analyze the real time EM data through the concepts of hierarchical areas of interests and objective-based EM  thresholds.  The framework will facilitate the automatic analysis of real time EM data to support smart technologies.

Ziho  Kang  received  his  Ph.D.  in  the  School  of  Industrial Engineering at Purdue University and is an Assistant Professor in the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of   Oklahoma.   He   previously   worked   at   Samsung   and   have performed   research   for   the   National  Aeronautics   and   Space Administration  (NASA)  and  Collaborative Adaptive  Sensing  of  the Atmosphere (CASA). He is currently collaborating with the Federal Aviation  Administration  (FAA)  on  several  research  projects  to evaluate  and  enhance  human  performance.  His  specialty  is  in developing  eye  tracking  analysis  algorithms  in  order  to  support smart technologies that can analyze, predict, and increase human performance.   He   received   the   Andrew   P.   Sage   Best   IEEE Transactions Paper Award in 2015, and is a reviewer for the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Human-Machine Systems, and Affective Computing. He is currently the Chair Elect of  the  Training  Technical  Group  within  the  Human  Factors  and Ergonomics Society.