Dr. Thomas Kübler
University of Tübingen
Dpt. of Computer Science
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My research concerns all aspects of eye-tracking, from the design of a physical recording device, the necessary image processing steps via classical computer vision as well as DNNs, to the high-level interpretation of recorded gaze sequences through machine learning. I work on assessing data quality, visualization and gaze analysis tools in various applications in the medical, educational, automotive and art historian fields.
With my Spin-Off Look! we develop eye-tracking solutions for automotive applications as well as in-vehicle head-mounted devices for driving schools and instructor teaching.
Our algorithms for the registration and analysis of gaze data are well suited to infer cognitive processes such as attention and vigilance solely from the movement of the eyes - and are therefore an excellent complementary factor to traditional measures such as perclos, head movements or gaze-on-road. This adds to robustness and sensitivity of driver monitoring systems by enabling the vehicle to sense the current attentional state of the driver.
Driving instructors are enabled by our head-mounted eye-tracking devices to see the streets through the eyes of their students. That way they can provide efficient feedback and speed up the learning process by making students aware of the importance of correct visual exploration of their surroundings.
- Gaze-based driver assistance and monitoring systems
- Computational models of human gaze behavior
- Algorithms for the comparison of exploratory gaze sequences
- Eye-tracking data quality in real-world applications
- Algorithms and tools for the analysis and visualization of eye-tracking data
- Head-mounted eye-tracking hardware
EyeRec: An Open-source Data Acquisition Software for Head-mounted Eye-tracking
by T. Santini, W. Fuhl, T. C. Kübler, and E. Kasneci
In Proceedings of the 11th Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications (VISIGRAPP) 3: VISAPP: 386–391, 2016.
Eyes Wide Open? Eyelid Location and Eye Aperture Estimation for Pervasive Eye Tracking in Real-World Scenarios
by W. Fuhl, T. Santini, D. Geisler, T. C. Kübler, W. Rosenstiel, and E. Kasneci
In ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing: Adjunct publication – PETMEI 2016, 2016.
Online Recognition of Fixations, Saccades, and Smooth Pursuits for Automated Analysis of Traffic Hazard Perception
by E. Kasneci, G. Kasneci, T. C. Kübler, and W. Rosenstiel
4: 411-434. Artificial Neural Networks - Springer Series in Bio-/Neuroinformatics (Ed. Petia Koprinkova-Hristova, Valeri Mladenov, Nikola K. Kasabov), Springer International Publishing, 2015.
Analysis of eye movements with Eyetrace
by T. C. Kübler, K. Sippel, W. Fuhl, G. Schievelbein, J. Aufreiter, R. Rosenberg, W. Rosenstiel, and E. Kasneci
574: 458-471. Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies. Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS). Springer International Publishing, 2015.
Stress-indicators and exploratory gaze for the analysis of hazard perception in patients with visual field loss
by T. C. Kübler, E. Kasneci, W. Rosenstiel, U. Schiefer, K. Nagel, and E. Papageorgiou
In Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour 24: 231 - 243, 2014.
Auswirkungen des visuellen Explorationsverhaltens von Patienten mit binokularen Gesichtsfelddefekten auf alltagsrelevante Tätigkeiten - Ergebnisse der TUTOR-Studie
by U. Schiefer, T. C. Kübler, M. Heister, K. Aehling, K. Sippel, E. Papageorgiou, W. Rosenstiel, and E. Tafaj
In 111. DOG-Kongress, 2013.
Eyetrace is a tool for analysis of eye-tracking data. It has the approach to bunch a variety of different evaluation methods for a large share of eye trackers supporting scientific work and medical diagnosis. To allow EyeTrace to be compatible to different eye trackers, an additional tool called Eyetrace Butler is used. The Eyetrace Butler performs a data preprocessing and conversion for analysis with Eyetrace. It provides plugins for different eye trackers and converts their data into a format that can be imported and used by Eyetrace.
Our eye movements are driven by a continuous trade-off between the need for detailed examination of objects of interest and the necessity to keep an overview of our surrounding. In consequence, behavioral patterns that are characteristic for our actions and their planning are typically manifested in the way we move our eyes to interact with our environment. Identifying such patterns from individual eye movement measurements is however highly challenging.
Vishnoo - A Visual Search Examination Tool
Vishnoo (Visual Search Examination Tool) is an integrated framework that combines configurable search tasks with gaze tracking capabilities, thus enabling the analysis of both, the visual field and the visual attention.