Demonstration of Gaze-Aware Video Streaming Solutions for Mobile VR
PubDate: August 2018
Teams: Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)
Writers: Saeik Firdose; Pietro Lunqaro†; Konrad Tollmar
This demo features an embodiment of Smart Eye-tracking Enabled Networking (SEEN), a novel content delivery method for optimizing the provision of 360° video streaming. SEEN relies on eye-gaze information from connected eye trackers to provide high quality, in real time, in the proximity of users’ fixations points, while lowering the quality at the periphery of the users’ fields of view. The goal is to exploit the characteristics of the human vision to reduce the bandwidth required for the mobile provision of future data intensive services in Virtual Reality (VR). This demo provides a tangible experience of the tradeoffs among bandwidth consumption, network performances (RTT) and Quality of Experience (QoE) associated with SEEN’s novel content provision mechanisms.