Publication detail

Usability of Pilot's Gaze in Aeronautic Cockpit for Safer Aircraft

PAVELKOVÁ, A. HEROUT, A. BEHÚŇ, K.

Original Title

Usability of Pilot's Gaze in Aeronautic Cockpit for Safer Aircraft

English Title

Usability of Pilot's Gaze in Aeronautic Cockpit for Safer Aircraft

Type

conference paper

Language

en

Original Abstract

With increasing complexity of aircraft equipment, the demands on the aircraft crew are unprecedented. The modern cockpit must adjust its pace of communication for optimal workload of the crew and ensure that the information presented to the pilot is actually received. We contribute to the solution of these problems by designing a passive (purely video-based and unobtrusive) gaze tracking solution. It allows for detection of the pilot missing a piece of information communicated by the cockpit equipment, and for estimation of pilot's workload and immediate focus. We collected a dataset at an aeronautic simulator by using the OptiTrack tracking equipment for development and evaluation of similar gaze tracking systems and we make it publicly available. The experiments show that proposed algorithms for passive and unobtrusive gaze estimation work satisfactorily for the targeted purposes.

English abstract

With increasing complexity of aircraft equipment, the demands on the aircraft crew are unprecedented. The modern cockpit must adjust its pace of communication for optimal workload of the crew and ensure that the information presented to the pilot is actually received. We contribute to the solution of these problems by designing a passive (purely video-based and unobtrusive) gaze tracking solution. It allows for detection of the pilot missing a piece of information communicated by the cockpit equipment, and for estimation of pilot's workload and immediate focus. We collected a dataset at an aeronautic simulator by using the OptiTrack tracking equipment for development and evaluation of similar gaze tracking systems and we make it publicly available. The experiments show that proposed algorithms for passive and unobtrusive gaze estimation work satisfactorily for the targeted purposes.

Keywords

Gaze Recognition, Random Forest, Aeronautics Cockpit, OptiTrack, Head Pose Estimation

RIV year

2015

Released

01.07.2015

Publisher

The Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Location

Las Palmas

ISBN

978-1-4673-6595-6

Book

Proceedings of ITSC 2015

Edition

NEUVEDEN

Edition number

NEUVEDEN

Pages from

1

Pages to

6

Pages count

6

Documents

BibTex


@inproceedings{BUT119872,
  author="Alena {Pavelková} and Adam {Herout} and Kamil {Behúň}",
  title="Usability of Pilot's Gaze in Aeronautic Cockpit for Safer Aircraft",
  annote="With increasing complexity of aircraft equipment, the demands on the aircraft
crew are unprecedented. The modern cockpit must adjust its pace of communication
for optimal workload of the crew and ensure that the information presented to the
pilot is actually received. We contribute to the solution of these problems by
designing a passive (purely video-based and unobtrusive) gaze tracking solution.
It allows for detection of the pilot missing a piece of information communicated
by the cockpit equipment, and for estimation of pilot's workload and immediate
focus. We collected a dataset at an aeronautic simulator by using the OptiTrack
tracking equipment for development and evaluation of similar gaze tracking
systems and we make it publicly available. The experiments show that proposed
algorithms for passive and unobtrusive gaze estimation work satisfactorily for
the targeted purposes.",
  address="The Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria",
  booktitle="Proceedings of ITSC 2015",
  chapter="119872",
  doi="10.1109/ITSC.2015.252",
  edition="NEUVEDEN",
  howpublished="online",
  institution="The Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria",
  year="2015",
  month="july",
  pages="1--6",
  publisher="The Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria",
  type="conference paper"
}