Saccadic scrolling: Speed reading strategy based on natural eye movements

Howard Farnoush Freema Moshtael-Oskui, Antje Nuthmann, Ian Underwood, Baljean Dhillon

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Abstract

We present a novel method of text presentation, saccadic scrolling, that translates average eye movement behavior into the movement of a line of text. It seeks to emulate the success of techniques such as rapid serial visual presentation in boosting reading speed, whilst maintaining the familiar line of text appearance. The parameters of saccadic scrolling are described and then tested in a reading speed study with 30 participants. Reading with saccadic scrolling was found to enable all participants to read faster than with continuous scrolling, on average by a factor of 5 times, and almost half to read faster than with rapid serial visual presentation, with a statistically equal average.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 8th International Conference on Intelligent Human-Machine Systems and Cybernetics (IHMSC)
PublisherIEEE
Pages596-600
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781509007684
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2016
Event8th International Conference on Intelligent Human-Machine Systems and Cybernetics 2016 - Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
Duration: 11 Sep 201612 Sep 2016

Conference

Conference8th International Conference on Intelligent Human-Machine Systems and Cybernetics 2016
CountryChina
CityHangzhou, Zhejiang
Period11/09/1612/09/16

Keywords

  • Eye movements
  • Rapid serial visual presentation
  • Reading
  • Scrolling text

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Signal Processing

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    Moshtael-Oskui, H. F. F., Nuthmann, A., Underwood, I., & Dhillon, B. (2016). Saccadic scrolling: Speed reading strategy based on natural eye movements. In 2016 8th International Conference on Intelligent Human-Machine Systems and Cybernetics (IHMSC) (pp. 596-600). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/IHMSC.2016.120