Design of integrated eye tracker-display device for head mounted systems

Y. David, B. Apter, N. Thirer, I. Baal-Zedaka, U. Efron

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We propose an Eye Tracker/Display system, based on a novel, dual function device termed ETD, which allows sharing the optical paths of the Eye tracker and the display and on-chip processing. The proposed ETD design is based on a CMOS chip combining a Liquid-Crystal-on-Silicon (LCoS) micro-display technology with near infrared (NIR) Active Pixel Sensor imager. The ET operation allows capturing the Near IR (NIR) light, back-reflected from the eye's retina. The retinal image is then used for the detection of the current direction of eye's gaze. The design of the eye tracking imager is based on the "deep p-well" pixel technology, providing low crosstalk while shielding the active pixel circuitry, which serves the imaging and the display drivers, from the photo charges generated in the substrate. The use of the ETD in the HMD Design enables a very compact design suitable for Smart Goggle applications. A preliminary optical, electronic and digital design of the goggle and its associated ETD chip and digital control, are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInfrared Systems and Photoelectronic Technology IV
StatePublished - 18 Nov 2009
EventInfrared Systems and Photoelectronic Technology IV - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 4 Aug 20096 Aug 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


ConferenceInfrared Systems and Photoelectronic Technology IV
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA


  • CMOS
  • Eye tracking
  • HMD
  • Image sensor
  • Integrated device
  • LCoS
  • Low vision
  • Smart goggle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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