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OrionMS

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#1 13 years ago

Hi, Could someone explain me what the device called "head tracker" is? I found it at Google and it is probably equipment for computer which makes us able to (for example) look around virtual world. Am I right?




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#2 13 years ago

Yes.




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#3 13 years ago

OK. Could somebody explain how it works?




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#4 13 years ago
Head-mounted displays (HMDs) and head-tracked stereoscopic displays provide the user with the impression of being immersed in a simulated three-dimensional environment. To achieve this effect, the computer must constantly receive precise six-dimensional (6D) information about the position and orientation or pose of the user's head, and must rapidly adjust the displayed image(s) to reflect the changing head locations. This pose information comes from a tracking system. We are working on wide-area systems for the 6D tracking of heads, limbs, and hand-held devices.

Sounds funny.




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#5 13 years ago

It uses infrared (rather like those guns you get for the PS2 for shooting games) in some way to track your position.




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#6 13 years ago

How can it use 6-Dimensional information if there are only 4 known dimensions? Sounds like a crock to me.

How much do they cost?