Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Radio interview with DR1

Thomas Behrndtz from the Danish Radio (DR1) came by the other day to do an interview on the upcoming ITU Gaze Interaction platform. It resulted in a five minute episode on the "Videnskaben kort", a radio program on interesting progress in science. Lately we have been working hard on the software package which is to be released at CHI09 in Boston next week. It includes a number of applications and tools that are to be released for free download including source code under the GPL licence. In short, these are exciting times for low-cost eye tracking and gaze interaction. Stay tuned..

Click on image to hear the radio interview (in Danish/Swedish)

Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Argentinian myEye released

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
Go to the myEye website to download the software.

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.