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Method and System for Preventing Unintentional Clicks/Taps on User Devices

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000248363D
Publication Date: 2016-Nov-21
Document File: 2 page(s) / 42K

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Abstract

A method and system is disclosed to prevent unintended clicks/taps on a user interaction interface of a device based on a detected current gaze point of the user, by employing eye gaze tracking mechanisms.

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/Taps on User Devices

Taps on User Devices

  Unintentional clicks/taps such as going to a different web page, submitting a form, on user devices, if realized on time can be stopped in the presence of a stop button or an intermediate screen tailored for user confirmation. More often than not these unintentional clicks/taps are uninterruptable and therefore the click action reaches successful completion as it is unknown whether a click/tap was undesired or accidental.

Disclosed is a method and system that prevents unintended clicks/taps on a user interaction interfaces of a device based on a detected current gaze point of the user, by employing eye gaze tracking mechanisms.

The figure below illustrates the method and system for preventing unintentional clicks/taps on user devices.

Method and System for Preventing Unintentional Clicks /

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As illustrated in the figure, the method and system includes an eye gaze tracking system, further including a gaze point temporal sequence storage database and a gaze point analyzer. The method and system also includes a click/tap detector and interceptor and a dynamic in-content pop-up injector and alert generator.

In accordance with the method and system, the method and system detects gaze points along with timestamps for a user for creating a temporally ordered sequence of gaze points in the storage database. Each screen of a user interaction interface includes an executable script around the clickable areas such as buttons, hyperlinks. In an event of a user clicking on a clicka...