IntelliGaze v4

IntelliGaze v4
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Quickguide
IntelliGaze
version 4
Rev A GB
Contents
1. Introduction ....................................................................................................................3
2. Hardware setup .............................................................................................................3
2.1 PC connection ..........................................................................................................3
2.2 Molnitor Size .............................................................................................................3
2.3 Monitor Arm / Desktop Stand....................................................................................3
2.4 Camera Hardware CAM30NT...................................................................................4
2.5 Mounting the Camera ...............................................................................................5
2.6 USB cable options ....................................................................................................5
3. Software setup ...............................................................................................................5
3.1 Prerequisites.............................................................................................................5
3.2 Software Installation .................................................................................................6
3.3 Setting System Preferences for Desktop Control .....................................................6
3.4 Configuring the Service Mode (optional) ..................................................................7
3.5 Hot keys....................................................................................................................7
4. Basic Operation .............................................................................................................8
4.1 Start IntelliGaze ........................................................................................................8
4.2 Position the camera – Ctrl+F1 / Operation Center ....................................................8
4.3 Calibration – Ctrl+F5 / or via Operation Center ........................................................9
4.4 Controlling Desktop Applications ..............................................................................9
5. Three modes of opreration in IntelliGaze .......................................................................9
5.1 IntelliGaze Starter Edt. .............................................................................................9
5.2 IntelliGaze Communication Edt. ...............................................................................9
5.3 IntelliGaze 360 Edt. ..................................................................................................9
6. Operation Center Overview .........................................................................................10
6.1 Adjust application profile .........................................................................................11
6.2 Safe Access............................................................................................................11
7. Side menus and program functions .............................................................................12
7.1 Mouse menu – left side...........................................................................................13
7.2 Meny över specialfunktioner – höger sida ..............................................................14
7.3 Windows Store Apps – left side ..............................................................................15
7.4 Windows Store Apps – right side ............................................................................16
7.5 Keyboard ................................................................................................................17
7.6 Magnifier .................................................................................................................18
7.7 Touch menu............................................................................................................18
8. Safety and responsibility ..............................................................................................19
8.1 Conformity with the Medical Devices Directive .......................................................19
8.2 Recycling Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment ............................................19
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1. Introduction
IntelliGaze is in terms of performance, market leader in eye tracking. IntelliGaze 4.0 has
a significantly improved, new user interface and pioneering functional solutions.
The major improvements are:
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Assisted mode to get started easily and interact with eye control. Early intervention
as “Look to Learn” etc.
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Completely redesigned, user-friendly interface for touch and eye control.
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Completed profiles to smoothly adapt eye tracking options.
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Multimodal control now also in Windows. Provides increased access to programs,
including the new “Direct Switch” functions.
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Blank Screen for sleep mode.
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Improved video recording with sound of the eye.
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Modular licenses and easier remote updates.
2. Hardware setup
2.1 PC connection
A free USB2- or USB3 port, preferably directly on the computer.
2.2 Monitor Size
IntelliGaze can track most users accurately
on monitors up to 22”. The camera should
be mounted as closely as possible to the
screen area to achieve best results. A
VESA mount is desirable.
2.3 Monitor Arm/Desktop Stand
It is highly recommended to use a monitor arm or adaptable desktop stand to provide
flexibility when positioning the IntelliGaze system.
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2.4 Camera Hardware CAM30NT
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1. USB2 connector (Mini-USB)
6. System status LED. Green = OK.
2. Place for cable lock
7. Auxiliary mounting option (M3, max
length 8mm)
3. Standard mount,
d=8 mm. Max depth 35 mm
8. Internal Camera status LED.
Yellow = OK.
4. Standard mount Pin-lock screw.
Tighten only by hand!
9. Device label, warranty seal
5. Auxiliary power supply (mini-USB). Only required at very long USB cable,
supplement to p.1. Use only power supply delivered by the manufacturer!
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2.5 Mounting the Camera
1. Please attach the included mounting adapter to
the computer and possibly monitor arm. The
actual combination will vary and depend on your
mounting and computing hardware.
2. Push the camera module carefully onto the rods
until the front is approximately aligned with the
monitor plane.
3. Carefully tighten the lock screw on the bottom
with a Philips screwdriver.
4. Connect the USB cable to an available USB2/3
port on the computer.
2.6 USB cable options
The camera is delivered with 0.5m USB2 cable. If a USB cable that is very long is used,
the system might report a ‘cable too long’ error due to electrical limitations. If this
message displays, connect an extra power supply to the camera, see 2.4 Camera
Hardware. External power supply to supplement the USB port is available as an option.
3. Software setup
When IntelliGaze is delivered together with Rolltalk, the software is already installed.
3.1 Prerequisites
1. Download the latest version of the program from Abilia’s website, www.abilia.org.uk.
Or use the enclosed installation CD.
2. An IntelliGaze camera unit with appropriate license.
3. A PC with a preferably fresh Windows installation which meets the hardware
requirements.
 - Have latest Windows patches installed.
- An Internet connection is not required for most installers.
- IntelliGaze provides a common installer for both 32bit and 64bit systems.
- To prevent a re-boot, the camera should be disconnected during setup.
- Updates can be installed over a previous version.
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3.2 Software Installation
1. Launch setup.exe and follow the instructions.
2. On a first-time installation, please run the Monitor Calibration program:
In order to ensure the highest gaze
accuracy over a large working range, the
physical setup of the system needs to be
calibrated once, when the system is being
integrated.
Most Cameras will be attached to the
monitor using a ”VESA mount”.
The interactive sketch will assist you in
locating the requested measurements.
For later updates, the Monitor Calibration
program can be found in the IntelliGaze
program group.
 In a dual-monitor setup, please make sure the camera is attached to the primary
display!
3. Plug in the camera and wait until a Windows message confirms the installation of
alea technologies drivers.
The device manager now lists the camera driver in the USB section, additionally the
Internal Camera Status LED (8) turns yellow.
4. Start IntelliGaze, and position yourself centered about 60cm (2ft.) from the camera.
Open the Operation Center and verify the proper functioning by checking the
Tracking Status Monitor: stable green smiley and no error messages. The smiley
should follow your head movements without significant delay or stutter.
 The Tracking Status Monitor reacts on touch and will provide more details or
options in case of problems.
5. The basic IntelliGaze system has now been installed.
3.3 Setting System Preferences for Desktop Control
Start IntelliGaze and open the preferences dialog (i.e. Ctrl-F11 or via Operation Center).
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General - Select your language and ensure that the camera license matches your
requirements.
 Integrated Keyboard - Select your preferred keyboard layout(s).
 Input - adapt the preferred input option(s), i.e. dwell or blink click or/and switches.
This will be the ‘triggers’ which can be used in application profiles.
 If Windows should provide gaze input right after boot-up, you will have to add
IntelliGaze to the Startup folder.
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3.4 Configuring the Service Mode (optional)
Close IntelliGaze and start the IntelliGaze Service program to adjust the parameters if
needed.
1. Win7: Enable and set up touch screen input. (Automatic in Win8).
2. Disable automatic search for software updates.
3.5 Keyboard shortcuts
Keyboard shortcuts are combinations of two or more keys. Using these, you can perform
actions that normally require a mouse or other pointing device. Keyboard shortcuts can
make it easier to use your computer and save you time and effort when you work with
Windows and the Internet. Quick Commands are specifically important for you to help
with the computer, for example, at a fitting or installation.
Shortcut
Function
Ctrl + A
Show Application Center (Safe Mode only)
Ctrl + F5
Start calibration
Ctrl + F1
Show Operation Center
Ctrl + F11
Enter preferences menu - Equiv. tray icon.
Mellanslag
Accept calibration point manually
PAUSE
Dis-/Enable mouse cursor control
Ctrl + S
Toggle standard mouse cursor display on/off
Ctrl + D
Screen video recording, with gaze on/off
Ctrl + I
Eye image snap-shot (encrypted)
Ctrl + Q
Quit IntelliGaze
Ctrl + R
Eye video recording on/off (encrypted)
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4. Basic Operation
This section will provide a simple step-by-step guide on how to operate IntelliGaze for
general computer control.
4.1 Start IntelliGaze
Double click on the IntelliGaze icon to start IntelliGaze.
If the eye control should start automatically when you start your
computer, add IntelliGaze to the Startup folder. When IntelliGaze is used
with Rolltalk, the eye control always starts automatically.
When the program is started, the camera LED will lit dim red and the icon
for IntelliGaze is shown in the program list.
4.2 Position the camera – Ctrl+F1 / Operation Center
The monitor should be aligned with the user’s head in about 60cm (2ft.) distance. A
straight look of the user should intersect the monitor in the upper 3rd, centrally.
The status window confirms that the camera is picking up eye movement and that the
head of the user is at the right distance and in the right position. The face shown should
be green, with the eye/s visible. If it is yellow or red, adjust the distance. The figure gets
bigger if the user is too close and smaller if the user is too far away.
Red face, with only one eye visible
Yellow face, with no eyes visible
Green face, correct distance and position
 If the user should be wearing glasses, a more stable tracking might be achieved
by positioning the camera slightly lower than normal. Touching the Tracking Status
provides a semi-live view of the user to better locate reflections.
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4.3 Calibration – Ctrl+F5 / or via Operation Center
The system should be calibrated individually in order to achieve the best accuracy for the
user. It is recommended to calibrate both eyes while using at least 9 points. Nevertheless
options to cover a wide range of requirements are provided. If the positioning above has
been successful and the user’s condition does not pose any other challenges, the
calibration will just pace through a number of points, while waiting for the user to follow.
The results will be shown graphically, including a short qualitative feedback.
 In complex cases, where a full calibration is too complex and limited accuracy is
sufficient, a 1-point calibration is recommended. IntelliGaze provides many
advanced options to calibrate even very complex case.
 If IntelliGaze is used with Compact Rolltalk it’s recommended to calibrate via
Rolltalk Designer.
After a successful calibration the Operation Center can be closed and gaze control will be
enabled.
4.4 Controlling Desktop Applications
Mouse Control – a gaze activated input, similar to a mouse, will be enabled. By default,
clicks will be initiated by dwelling on a target for about 1 second.
Special functions and other mouse functions can be activated from side menus. The side
menus is activated by fixating just outside the monitor area. See more about side menus
in chapter 7. Side menus and program functions.
5. Three modes of operation in IntelliGaze
The IntelliGaze interface can be adapted to the actual user needs. Higher levels include
the functionality of lower levels:
5.1 IntelliGaze Starter Edt.
A special use case, where a person guides the user through a number of applications,
i.e. Look-to-Learn, and controls the gaze control features frequently through a simplified
Operation Center.
5.2 IntelliGaze Communication Edt.
Only applications that have been set up to access IntelliGaze data directly, can be
controlled by gaze.
5.3 IntelliGaze 360 Edt.
5.3.a Full Control
Full gaze controlled access to all available functions, switches look&feel automatically,
depending on profile settings. Most functions can be controlled via the Operation Center.
5.3.b Safe Access
The access can be limited to pre-selected Windows applications by enabling the “Safe
Access” option.
Mode 1 and 3a/b can be selected in the preferences section of the software. Mode 2 is
solely controlled by the client application.
Access to mode 2 and 3 requires an appropriately licensed camera.
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6. Operation Center Overview
The Control Center is shown at the top of the screen. From here it is possible to access
several different settings and functions.
The Status widow is displayed if
the camera has eye contact and
the user is within distance and
position to the screen.
- Switch desktop
- Task Manager
- Close active program
- Pause Gaze input
- Options
- Call Assistance
Calibration:
Options:
- Load calibration profile
- Save calibration profile
- Show last calibration result
- Start calibration
General
- Dwell time adjust
- Audio adjustments
- Keyboard type
Current application
- Adjust current application profile
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6.1 Adjust application profile
IntelliGaze can have different application
profiles for the different programs that are
used with IntelliGaze. Whenever a program
is launched, IntelliGaze automatically loads
a matching profile.
A small square in the upper right corner
shows the current profile name and key
functions.
For programs that does not have an own
profile, the Default profile is used.
6.2 Safe Access
The Safe Access mode allows to limit the
number of programs and Operation Center
functions that the user can access. It
introduces a full screen Application Center
which serves as a home page.
Safe Access is set here:
Preferences > Operation Center > Safe
Access
Entries can be defined under:
Preferences > Operation Center > Application Center.
Alternatively the current application can be added directly:
Operation Center > Options > Current Application > Add to Application Center.
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7. Side menus and program functions
To the left and right of the screen there are side menus with mouse functions and special
functions. Side menus are activated by fixating the gaze just off the screen.
Side menus are automatically adapted to the classic desktop or modern interface with
touch. Side menus can be fastened to the screen by an extra gaze in the same direction
off the screen. When the sidebar is fastened, a small “needle” at the top of the menu bar.
All side menus can be closed with one off-screen fixation in the same direction.
At the bottom of the screen there are different keyboards.
At the top of the screen the status window is displayed. Mouse functions is displayed to
the left, special function to the right and keyboards at the bottom.
In addition to mouse functions, special functions for scrolling (choosing from a long list, or
continuously text read), drag&drop (directly or precise joystick), two finger touch (zoom
and rotate) also Win8 functions are supported.
The keyboard can be set with preset layouts.
IntelliGaze will, depending on the application to be controlled, automatically open the
keyboard, or the magnifier.
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7.1 Mouse menu – left side
The off-screen mouse menu can be accessed on the left side of the screen .
Single Left Click
Single Right Click, lockable*
Double Left Click, lockable*
Drag and Drop
*/ Locked Mouse actions will be used with every click until they are
unlocked again. By default, Single Left-Click will be enabled after
every other click action.
Drag and Drop Options
Two different drag and drop options are available.
1. Direct, single click select and drop operation.
2. The Position Helper will be used for very precise select
and drop operation.
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 The Position Helper tool does not place the mouse cursor directly at the gaze
location, instead the position of the Windows cursor is moved according to the
gaze position relative to a 'dead zone' (red circle). A fixation inside the dead zone
initiates the mouse click.
After the primary selection, the dead-zone shape changes to an octagon and the
secondary selection can be completed as before.
 All menu functions are disabled while a drag&drop operation is in progress.
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7.2 Meny över specialfunktioner – höger sida
Pause
halts the gaze interaction, can be restarted with a second activation on the
pause button.
Enforce Magnifier
will pop up the magnifier at the next activation on the screen.
Scroll
will open a scroll selection pop-up to choose between text scrolling and
selection scrolling.
Configuration
Opens the configuration menu for IntelliGaze.
 When paused, the menu will disappear after 30s to allow undisturbed mediaconsumption or similar. Another off-screen fixation will bring the menu back.
Scroll Selection
Two different scroll modes are available to choose between text scrolling operation and
selection scrolling operation.
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1. Text reading scrolling
Used for reading long texts with automatic scrolling and
minimal obstruction. Exit with fixation on upper right exit icon.
2. Selection scrolling
Used to select an item from a scrolling list of options. Exit
with a fixation inside the scroll area.
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7.3 Windows Store Apps – left side
The off-screen App Gestures menu can be accessed on the left side of the screen.
Tap and Select Gestures
Drag and Drop Gestures
Pan and Scroll Gestures
Zoom and Rotate Gestures
Tap and Select Gestures Options
Four different Tap and Select Options are available.
1. Single tap
2. Double tap
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3. Right mouse click
4. Select tap
Drag and Drop Gestures Options
Two different drag and drop options are available to allow the user either fast and coarse
or very precise drag&drop selection operations.
1. Hold “finger” down and move it with the eyes.
2. The Position Helper will be used for very precise select and
drop operation.
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Pan and Scroll Gestures Options
Two different Pan and Scroll Gestures are available to allow the user either use a reading
scroll mode or a mode where you can pan in any direction.
1. Pan in any direction
2. Reading scrolling
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Zoom and Rotate Gestures Options
Zoom and Rotate are multi-touch gestures.
1. Switch to the zoom mode
2. Switch to the rotate mode
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7.4 Windows Store Apps – right side
Pause
halts the gaze interaction, can be restarted with a second activation on
the pause button.
Enforce Magnifier
will pop up the magnifier at the next activation on the screen.
System Gestures
will open a system gesture menu that allows the user to perform a
windows system gesture just like close, charms or switch app.
Configuration
Opens the configuration menu for IntelliGaze.
System Gestures
System Gestures are special Windows operations to switch between apps, close an app,
show the charms menu or application options.
Close
close the app
Charms menu
will open the Windows charms menu
Application Options
opens the options menu of the application
Task Manager
shows the windows task manager to switch between apps
Activate next app
switches to the next app in the list
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7.5 Keyboard
A click inside an edit box or a text field will automatically pop up a keyboard. Depending
on the pre-selection of the configuration, one out of three keyboards will be activated.
Use either the integrated keyboard in IntelliGaze for easy typing, the Windows OSK
which supports several languages and provides word prediction or an optional third party
keyboard which can be customized.
Integrated keyboard (ABC-layout) with local text feedback.
Shown above is the integrated IntelliGaze keyboard. Buttons that are marked with a tiny
triangle in the corner offer international variations of the letter when performing an
immediate second fixation on the same button.
 The preview on top of the keyboard shows the content of the cursor even if the
text field is hidden by the on screen keyboard. Its purpose is to provide quick
feedback.
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7.6 Magnifier
A click in a region with small, crowded elements will automatically open the magnifier to
allow for precise selections.
Interactive magnifier
The magnifier will always be opened in the middle of the screen. It provides a live view of
the desktop, rather than a simple, static snapshot and it can be shifted around by looking
at or beyond the little arrows outside the central area.
The operation can be canceled by looking at the top-right cross.
IntelliGaze will always try to snap the cursor into elements. When there are overlapping
elements and controls it can be advantageous to turn the automation off to prevent false
selections. This can be done with the lower left button.
 As constantly finding interactive GUI elements is a performance demanding task,
slower PCs might fail to accomplish the calculations in real-time. The magnifier will
then always pop up when the search for elements does not finish in time. A red
frame on the magnifier indicates that the magnifier popped up because of lack of
processing power on the PC.
7.7 Touch menu
Displays that have touch panel support can be used to bring up a menu to start the
calibration or show the side menus with a fingertip.
The touch menu will disappear automatically after a few seconds when not touched.
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8. Safety and responsibility
Alea technologies has conducted a risk analysis for the product in compliance with NSEN 14971 for Medical devices. The product's user instruction and technical specifications
have been written in consideration of the safety assessments contained in this document.
Safety must always be considered for when starting to use the product and during daily
use. It is not possible to describe in the user instructions all the ways the product must
not be used. If in doubt if that you have begun to use or set up the product correctly, we
recommend that you contact your dealer.
Abilia is not liable for any injuries, or consequential injuries or loss as a result of use,
incorrect use, lack of follow-up, incorrect installation, incorrect connections etc. In all
cases, Abilia’s economic liability is restricted to the cost of the actual product.
8.1 Conformity with the Medical Devices Directive
The IntelliGaze is marketed as a technical aid for people with disabilities and meets the
requirements in the Medical Devices Directive 93/42/EEC including relevant EMC and
electrical safety requirements.
8.2 Recycling Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment
The product contains electronics components that must be recycled. When
the product is no longer of use, hand it in to a recycling centre for waste
electrical and electronic equipment.
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