ubiGaze: ubiquitous augmented reality messaging using gaze gestures

Mihai Bace, Teemu Leppanen, David Gil de Gomez, Argenis Ramirez Gomez

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We describe ubiGaze, a novel wearable ubiquitous method to augment any real-world object with invisible messages through gaze gestures that lock the message into the object. This enables a context and location dependent messaging service, which users can utilize discreetly and effortlessly. Further, gaze gestures can be used as an authentication method, even when the augmented object is publicly known. We developed a prototype using two wearable devices:a Pupil eye tracker equipped with a scene camera and a Sony Smartwatch 3. The eye tracker follows the users’ gaze, the scene camera captures distinct features from the selected real-world object,and the smartwatch provides both input and output modalities for selecting and displaying messages. We describe the concept, design, and implementation of our real-world system. Finally, we discuss research implications and address future work.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSA '16: SIGGRAPH ASIA 2016 Mobile Graphics and Interactive Applications
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781450345514
Publication statusPublished - 5 Dec 2016
EventSA '16: SIGGRAPH - Macau, China
Duration: 5 Dec 20168 Dec 2016


ConferenceSA '16: SIGGRAPH


  • Augmented Reality
  • Eye Tracking
  • Gesture Interaction
  • Gaze Gestures
  • Messaging


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