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Eye Tapping: How to Beat Out an Accurate Rhythm using Eye Movements

Bååth, Rasmus LU ; Strandberg, Thomas LU and Balkenius, Christian LU (2011) New interfaces for musical expression 2011
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The aim of this study was to investigate how well subjects beat out a rhythm using eye movements and to establish the most accurate method of doing this. Eighteen subjects participated in an experiment were five different methods were evaluated and a fixation based method was found to be the most accurate. All subjects were able to synchronize their eye movements with a given beat but the accuracy was much lower than usually found in finger tapping stud- ies. Many parts of the body are used to make music but so far, with a few exceptions, the eyes have been silent. The re- search presented here provides guidelines for implementing eye controlled musical interfaces. Such interfaces would en- able... (More)
Abstract in Undetermined

The aim of this study was to investigate how well subjects beat out a rhythm using eye movements and to establish the most accurate method of doing this. Eighteen subjects participated in an experiment were five different methods were evaluated and a fixation based method was found to be the most accurate. All subjects were able to synchronize their eye movements with a given beat but the accuracy was much lower than usually found in finger tapping stud- ies. Many parts of the body are used to make music but so far, with a few exceptions, the eyes have been silent. The re- search presented here provides guidelines for implementing eye controlled musical interfaces. Such interfaces would en- able performers and artists to use eye movement for musical expression and would open up new, exiting possibilities. (Less)
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  abstract     = {<b>Abstract in Undetermined</b><br/><br>
The aim of this study was to investigate how well subjects beat out a rhythm using eye movements and to establish the most accurate method of doing this. Eighteen subjects participated in an experiment were five different methods were evaluated and a fixation based method was found to be the most accurate. All subjects were able to synchronize their eye movements with a given beat but the accuracy was much lower than usually found in finger tapping stud- ies. Many parts of the body are used to make music but so far, with a few exceptions, the eyes have been silent. The re- search presented here provides guidelines for implementing eye controlled musical interfaces. Such interfaces would en- able performers and artists to use eye movement for musical expression and would open up new, exiting possibilities.},
  author       = {Bååth, Rasmus and Strandberg, Thomas and Balkenius, Christian},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {4},
  title        = {Eye Tapping: How to Beat Out an Accurate Rhythm using Eye Movements},
  year         = {2011},
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