Eye-position distribution depending on head orientation when observing movies on ultrahigh-definition television

Yu Fang, Masaki Emoto, Ryoichi Nakashima, Kazumichi Matsumiya, Ichiro Kuriki, Satoshi Shioiri

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We investigated the relationship between eye-position distribution and head-orientation while viewing dynamic images in an 85 inch 8K ultrahigh-definition television (UHDTV). Participants watched video clips of several types of scenes made for UHDTV without any restriction of head movements. The result showed a correlation between eye and head orientation, which is similar to the coordinative movements of the eye and head for static-image viewing in previous studies. The distribution of eye positions was biased in the direction of head orientation both in horizontal and vertical directions. When the head orientated to the left/right (or up/down), the eyes also tended to direct in the left/right (or up/down) relative to the head. These findings suggest that eye-head coordination is similar between static and dynamic images and that head orientation could be used to evaluate the viewing condition and image contents of wide field of view display such as that of an UHDTV.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-154
Number of pages6
JournalITE Transactions on Media Technology and Applications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1


  • Eye position
  • Eye-head coordination
  • Fixation
  • Head orientation
  • Ultrahigh-definition television

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Media Technology
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


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