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Pupil changes in persons aged 8 to 79 during text reading – an eye-tracking study

Published Online: 30 Dec 2021
Volume & Issue: Volume 58 (2021) - Issue 2 (December 2021)
Page range: 149 - 157
Journal Details
License
Format
Journal
eISSN
2199-577X
First Published
17 Aug 2013
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2 times per year
Languages
English
Summary

The Eye Tribe eye-tracker was used to capture pupil sizes and fixation times of 40 people aged 8 to 79 years during text reading. The dependence of the number of readable lines on the participants’ age was determined. A function describing the dependence of the eye surface area on age was also derived. Visual perception of the maximum number of consecutive lines with decreasing text font size is best for people aged 30–40. For the studied age group, the pupil area decreased with age by approximately 300%. An approximately two-fold increase in average fixation times was recorded.

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