Human Hair Gloss Discrimination and Eye Movement

H Owens, S Rizvi

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    Human observers are able to make fine discrimination to small changes in hair appearance. What areas / parts, of the hair, are they using to perform this task? In this paper we present an analysis of eye movement recordings that show where observers were gazing during the Forced-choice pair evaluation experiment of human hair tresses. The results indicate that: 1) regardless of hair type (blonde, European brown, oriental) all participants gazed in a similar pattern, 2) the Chroma area, coloured part, of the tress was frequently visited when the difference in shine was reduced. This shows how important the chroma area is in defining the shine of hair tress. This novel work represents some initial steps towards developing an image-based human hair gloss evaluation model, which can correlate human perception of hair gloss.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    Event5th Int Conf Appl Hair Sci - Princeton, USA.
    Duration: 18 Sept 201319 Sept 2013


    Conference5th Int Conf Appl Hair Sci
    CityPrinceton, USA.


    • Eye Tracking
    • Hair Gloss
    • Goniometer


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