I have been following an interesting project taking place in Argentina during the last half year. Marcelo Laginestra have through his blog described the developments of a low-cost webcam based eye tracker. It has now been released for download, free of charge.
The system requirements are modest,
- CPU: 1.5 Ghz or higher
- RAM: 256 DDR RAM or higher (Recommendation 512 RAM)
- Space: at least 100MB hard disk space.
- Camera: 640x480 capture resolution or higher. (At least 30fps)
- O.S.: Microsoft Windows XP SP2
I am happy to see that the project came through, kudos for releasing under Creative Commons.
Keep an eye open for the ITU gaze interaction platform that will be released in conjunction with CHI09 in early April.