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1. (WO2017192177) COMBINING GAZE INPUT AND TOUCH SURFACE INPUT FOR USER INTERFACES IN AUGMENTED AND/OR VIRTUAL REALITY

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/192177    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/068257
Publication Date: Fri Nov 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Fri Dec 23 00:59:59 CET 2016
IPC: G06F 3/0488
G06F 3/01
G06F 3/023
G06F 3/038
H04M 1/02
G06F 3/0346
Applicants: GOOGLE LLC
Inventors: MCKENZIE, Chris
LI, Chun Yat Frank
RAFFLE, Hayes S.
Title: COMBINING GAZE INPUT AND TOUCH SURFACE INPUT FOR USER INTERFACES IN AUGMENTED AND/OR VIRTUAL REALITY
Abstract:
In a virtual reality system, an optical tracking device may detect and track a user's eye gaze direction and/or movement, and/or sensors may detect and track a user's head gaze direction and/or movement, relative to virtual user interfaces displayed in a virtual environment. A processor may process the detected gaze direction and/or movement as a user input, and may translate the user input into a corresponding interaction in the virtual environment. Gaze directed swipes on a virtual keyboard displayed in the virtual environment may be detected and tracked, and translated into a corresponding text input, either alone or together with user input(s) received by the controller. The user may also interact with other types of virtual interfaces in the virtual environment using gaze direction and movement to provide an input, either alone or together with a controller input.