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Infrared Tag with Wireless Control ?

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An OpenSource 3D position tracking system compatible with all VR headsets to make VR an exceptionnal experience

Jules ThuillierJules Thuillier 01/28/2016 at 15:012 Comments

If you are reading this, you might have understood by now that we are tracking an infrared light on the user's headset.

In the first version, the IR leds are simply powered by a small battery and always on. But now, what if we added a little Wifi (ESP8266) chip as there is on the camera to control them ?

What for ?

Well if the system is used with multiplayer or if there is some interferences due to sunlight, the wireless infrared tag could be "pinged" to ensure we are tracking the good tag. It would allow to track different users and even "objects".

What do you think about that ?

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Sam P wrote 01/28/2016 at 15:40 point

That's a really good idea. I can see that being especially useful if two tags became too close to each other in a camera view such that it can no longer be sure which is which (especially useful if you're tracking arms and legs too). I can imagine two people hugging at the end of a multiplayer game might confuse the tracking a bit too :P

Another nice thing is the ESP8266 provides a basis for adding other sensors at a later date such as bend sensors for tracking finger movements.

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Jules Thuillier wrote 02/09/2016 at 02:51 point

Thank you for your feedback ! I will add that to my list then ;) Good reflexion on the "other sensors at a later date"... 

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