ECTtracker 15.4.2

Software information
Platform:
Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000/Server
Publisher:
Andrey Carap
Price:
Freeware
File size:
2.84 Mb
Date added:
May 22, 2014
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Description from the Publisher

ECTtracker (EyeComTechTracker) is an eye tracking program that identifies the state of the user's eye (open or closed). The program is used in conjunction with applications to capture video from a webcam or any other device connected to your computer (for example, ECTcamera). ECTtracker program compares different states of the user's eye to different key codes, which subsequently can be passed to any management application (Morze, ECTkeyboard and others). Thus through opening and closing one or both eyes, the user can control the programs and type texts.

ECTtracker works with the help of a special structure of real -time recognition of the images received from the camera and compares them with pre-stored user samples.

The samples represent small static images with accurate focus on the eye area of the user: on some samples the user's eyes are open, on the other - one or both eyes are closed. Comparing the image samples obtained with the camera, the program selects the samples that match the most.

The program is fully customizable. You can define the image recognition structure, threshold match boundaries of the current image with the samples, the video processing speed (frames per second), program downtime at the image loss and configure the key codes for transmitting to an external management application. The program contains more than 45 settings with which you can customize the appearance and the functionality of ECTtracker. Some settings can significantly reduce computer resource requirements, enabling the program to run stably even on low end computers.

ECTtracker requires no installation and modification of the operating system registry, works with portable devices. Supports simultaneous launch of multiple copies of the program. An option to save all sample tables and user settings in separate files which accelerates working with the program.

ECTtracker (EyeComTechTracker) is an eye tracking program, allowing to trace the state of the user's eye (open or closed). The program is used in conjunction with applications for capturing video from webcams or other devices connected to your computer (for example, ECTcamera). The program assigns different key codes to different states of the user’s eye, which can later be transmitted to any management application (Morze, ECTkeyboard and others). Thus, by opening and closing one or both eyes, the user can control programs and type texts.

Using a special recognition structure ECTtracker compares the image received in real-time from the camera with pre-stored user samples. Samples are small static images with accurate focus on the area of the user’s eyes: on some samples the user's eyes are open, on other - one or both eyes are closed. The program selects the samples with the highest match through comparing the image samples obtained with the camera.

The program is fully customizable. The structure of image recognition is cosumizable - threshold limits of the current image match with the samples, the video processing speed (frames per second), program downtime from video loss, adjusting key codes for transmission to an external management application. The program contains more than 45 settings with which you can change the appearance and functionality of ECTtracker. Some settings can significantly reduce the requirements for computer resources, so the program runs stably even on low end computers.

ECTtracker doesn't require installation or modifying the registry of the operating system and works with portable devices. Supports simultaneous launch of multiple copies of the program; Possibility to save all table samples and user settings in separate files, allowing to speeds up work with the program.

The illustration above displays the standard interface of ECTtracker, as well as the active window of the video capturing software ECTcamera through which ECTtracker receives the images required to analyze the sample. Various elements of the program are marked with numbers:

  • The main window of ECTtracker displays the processed portion of the image, coordinate recognition grid and fields of statistics;
  • The window of ECTcamera which displays the image from the connected to the computer camera, webcam or other video recording device;
  • Sample matrix is a special ECTtracker table in which are entered fragments of images on which the eyes of the user are open, closed, or only one eye closed. They are used for further recognition.
  • ECTtracker window of graphic indicators shows which of the samples in the matrix match with the current image in the main window.

For the program to successfully analyze the images obtained from an external device or windows media player, some additional settings must be made. This is particularly important at the first start of the application.

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