An exciting array of new wearable devices are available to consumers, but very few have proven to be useful enough to become a staple of our daily lives. User experience researchers have been able to collect lots of data about usage habits through diary studies and run usability tests to understand if users can use these devices. While informative, these methods are unable to capture the subtle, yet critical behavior of visual attentiveness.
The untapped value of eye tracking for wearables is not necessarily what they are looking at on the device, it is how frequently and how long they spend looking at it. Attendees will learn why visual attentiveness is a key metric to understand the usefulness and usability of wearables.