Head-mounted eye-tracking of infants' natural interactions: A new method

John M. Franchak, Kari S. Kretch, Kasey C. Soska, Jason S. Babcock, Karen Adolph

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Abstract

Currently, developmental psychologists rely on paradigms that use infants' looking behavior as the primary measure. Despite hundreds of studies describing infants' visual exploration of experimental stimuli, researchers know little about where infants look during everyday interactions. Head-mounted eye-trackers have provided many insights into natural vision in adults, but methods and equipment that work well with adults are not suitable for infants-the equipment is prohibitively big and calibration procedures too demanding. We outline the first method for studying mobile infants' visual behavior during natural interactions. We used a new, specially designed head-mounted eye-tracker to record 6 infants' gaze as they played with mothers in a room full of toys and obstacles. Using this method, we measured how infants employed gaze while navigating obstacles, manipulating objects, and interacting with mothers. Results revealed new insights into visually guided locomotor and manual action and social interaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of ETRA 2010: ACM Symposium on Eye-Tracking Research and Applications
Pages21-28
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
EventACM Symposium on Eye-Tracking Research and Applications, ETRA 2010 - Austin, TX, United States
Duration: Mar 22 2010Mar 24 2010

Other

OtherACM Symposium on Eye-Tracking Research and Applications, ETRA 2010
CountryUnited States
CityAustin, TX
Period3/22/103/24/10

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Keywords

  • Head-mounted eye-tracking
  • Infants
  • Natural vision

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems

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Franchak, J. M., Kretch, K. S., Soska, K. C., Babcock, J. S., & Adolph, K. (2010). Head-mounted eye-tracking of infants' natural interactions: A new method. In Proceedings of ETRA 2010: ACM Symposium on Eye-Tracking Research and Applications (pp. 21-28) https://doi.org/10.1145/1743666.1743671

Head-mounted eye-tracking of infants' natural interactions : A new method. / Franchak, John M.; Kretch, Kari S.; Soska, Kasey C.; Babcock, Jason S.; Adolph, Karen.

Proceedings of ETRA 2010: ACM Symposium on Eye-Tracking Research and Applications. 2010. p. 21-28.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Franchak, JM, Kretch, KS, Soska, KC, Babcock, JS & Adolph, K 2010, Head-mounted eye-tracking of infants' natural interactions: A new method. in Proceedings of ETRA 2010: ACM Symposium on Eye-Tracking Research and Applications. pp. 21-28, ACM Symposium on Eye-Tracking Research and Applications, ETRA 2010, Austin, TX, United States, 3/22/10. https://doi.org/10.1145/1743666.1743671
Franchak JM, Kretch KS, Soska KC, Babcock JS, Adolph K. Head-mounted eye-tracking of infants' natural interactions: A new method. In Proceedings of ETRA 2010: ACM Symposium on Eye-Tracking Research and Applications. 2010. p. 21-28 https://doi.org/10.1145/1743666.1743671
Franchak, John M. ; Kretch, Kari S. ; Soska, Kasey C. ; Babcock, Jason S. ; Adolph, Karen. / Head-mounted eye-tracking of infants' natural interactions : A new method. Proceedings of ETRA 2010: ACM Symposium on Eye-Tracking Research and Applications. 2010. pp. 21-28
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