GazeLens

GazeLens

In hub-satellite collaboration using video, interpreting gaze direction is critical for communication between hub coworkers sitting around a table and their remote satellite colleague. However, 2D video distorts images and makes this interpretation inaccurate. We present GazeLens, a video conferencing system that improves hub coworkers’ ability to interpret the satellite worker’s gaze. A 360◦ camera captures the hub coworkers and a ceiling camera captures artifacts on the hub table. The system combines these two video feeds in an interface. Lens widgets strategically guide the satellite worker’s attention toward specific areas of her/his screen allow hub coworkers to clearly interpret her/his gaze direction.

PUBLICATIONS

GazeLens: Guiding Attention to Improve GazeInterpretation in Hub-Satellite Collaboration.
Khanh-Duy Le, Ignacio Avellino, Cédric Fleury, Morten Fjeld and Andrea Kunz.
To appear: INTERACT 2019. 18 + 3 pages. 29% acceptance rate. DOI download link HAL download link Bibtex Citation Long Video