Realistic Heatmap Visualization for Interactive Analysis of 3D Gaze Data

Conference paper

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Authors:

Michael Maurus
Jan Hendrik Hammer
Jürgen Beyerer

Source:

Proceedings of the Symposium on Eye Tracking Research and Applications, ACM, 2014.

Pages:

295--298

Conference:

ETRA '14, Safety Harbor, Florida, March 26 - 28, 2014

ISBN:

978-1-4503-2751-0

In this paper, a novel approach for real-time heatmap generation and visualization of 3D gaze data is presented. By projecting the gaze into the scene and considering occlusions from the observer's view, to our knowledge, for the first time a correct visualization of the actual scene perception in 3D environments is provided. Based on a graphics-centric approach utilizing the graphics pipeline, shaders and several optimization techniques, heatmap rendering is fast enough for an interactive online and offline gaze analysis of thousands of gaze samples.