Yesterday, 23rd November, we reached the impressive amount of 10.000 downloads of the binaries of our open-source gaze tracker from SourceForge. This happens approximately one and a half years since we made our first release, back in April 2009. Furthermore, the trend shows an increase of downloads every month, which encourages us to continue the development of the software to add new features and make it as robust as possible.
As always, we welcome collaboration from everyone interested in giving back something to the community. This can take the form of an economic donation via PayPal so we can buy and test new hardware; helping in the development of the software and/or gaze-based applications; and writing guides explaining a custom setup in our forum.
We are very happy that more and more people have access to a traditionally expensive technology, and hope that the spread of the open-source eye tracker will lead to new applications and human-computer interaction paradigms in the near future. We encourage you to be a part of it.