Eye-tracking technology is cool, but it's always been a kind of headset-and-wires operation, not something you could use in a real advertising setting.
Xuuk has launched a gizmo that can track eyeballs for posters, billboards and displays. It's a low-end disruptor -- and although it is unlikely to have all the functionality of laboratory units -- it's extremely cheap at $999. And it potentially brings a whole new group of customers into the market.
Xuuk claims to be able to detect eye-balls looking at it from up to 10 meters away. It plugs into your USB port, so you can look at statistics.
Like many technology crossovers born in academia, Xuuk could use a little marketing support to make their message clearer. But don't let that stop you. This baby could be great tool to refine your merchandising and visuals for those times when you don't have a big budget available.