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Design of a Video Auditorium and Leveraging the Asymmetric Sensitivity of Eye Contact for Videoconferencing (17 May 2002)
In our second user study, we measured how accurately people can perceive eye contact. We discovered that the sensitivity to eye contact is asymmetric, in that we are an order of magnitude less sensitive to eye contact when people look below our eyes than when they look to the left, right, or above our eyes. Additional experiments support a theory that people are prone to perceive eye contact, that is, we will think that someone is making eye contact with us unless we are certain that the person is not looking into our eyes. These experimental results suggest parameters for the design of videoconferencing systems. As a demonstration, we were able to construct from commodity components a simple dyadic videoconferencing prototype that supports eye contact.
Article URL: http://hci.stanford.edu/cs547/abstracts/01-02/020517-chen.html
  90.00    (Milton Chen, Stanford Computer Science)  

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