Graduation Year


Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science


Computer Science

Reader 1

Christopher Towse

Reader 2

Winston Ou

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2020 Alia L Curtis


As reading on screens becomes increasingly popular, the Advanced Reading Technology team at Microsoft has committed itself to improving the digital reading experience. Microsoft presented our team with the question: "How can we take advantage of eye-tracking systems to make reading better?". Eye-tracking hardware continues to become cheaper and more widely accessible and could be utilized by digital readers to improve their reading experience. The intent of the Microsoft 2019-2020 Clinic project was to identify signals in eye tracking data that can characterize reading behaviors associated with eye strain. We designed an experimental procedure and utilized a web application updated from last year's clinic team to collect and analyze eye-tracking data regarding eye strain.

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.