Within the scope of GI&VP (Geographic Information and Visual Perception) project, sponsored by the European Commission (2009-2012), the Gaze CDS prototype was used to test a device based on gaze integration, created to support the work of photo-interpreters technicians in the reading of remote images, in order to allow a prompt evaluation of damages and consequent crisis management.
The device based on eye tracking technology, has been conceived to improve data interpretation accuracy and works thanks to the interaction of the two main components:
a group of customized algorithms for automatic extraction of information
and a system based on eye tracking analysis, suggesting an/or confirming True Positive results rejected by the technicians during their visual investigation.
This experiment tried to create a collaborative work scenario that combines human cooperation and information technology, in order to minimize their respective limits.
This because the traditional approach to visual data and image interpretation, conceives human and digital examination as two completely separate processes, furthermore, without tracking human visual exploration.
Gaze CDS, focused on eye tracking technology would join the two prospective, automated and human, into one single process, in order to finally arrive to an optimization of the analytical experience.