COGAIN @ PT: Eye-Tracking and Accessibility

The Interactive Technologies Institute is hosting an insightful event focused on the convergence of eye-tracking technology and accessibility. Beginning at 14:00, the event will start with the intervention of Augusto Esteves, introducing his latest work. The event will also host talks from Prof. Minoru Nakayama from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, and Anditec, a dedicated company in Assistive Technologies. The session concludes with a group discussion.


14:00 to 14:20 – Introduction by Augusto Esteves (IST)

Augusto Esteves is a Faculty Member at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of Instituto Superior Técnico, where he lectures on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Spatial Computing / eXtended Reality (XR). His cross-disciplinary research group designs, develops, and studies novel interaction techniques for the computers of the future – he will present his latest work on how to add support for calibration-free gaze input on public displays with minimal interface refactoring.

14:20 to 14:50 – Prof. Minoru Nakayama (Tokyo Institute of Technology)

Minoru Nakayama is a Full Professor at the School of Engineering at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, where he and his research group leverage eye-tracking to understand learning behaviors. He is also the President of the Communication by Gaze Interaction (COGAIN) Association, founded in 2008 as a continuation of the EU-funded COGAIN project, and which aims to promote research and development in the field of gaze-based interaction in computer-aided communication and control.

14:50 to 15:20 – Anditec (https://anditec.pt/)

Anditec is a company exclusively dedicated to Assistive Technologies which appeared on the Portuguese market in 1991, in an attempt to respond to specific needs in the field of Assistive Products for people with severe neuromotor dysfunctions. Anditec’s staff includes highly specialized Biotechnological Engineering and Biomedical Engineering technicians, and external professionals from Special Education and Rehabilitation.

15:20 to 15:30 – Group discussion and Closing