Tag: intersense

IPT/EGVE 2007 – Hardware

I just returned from Weimar, Germany, attending the Immersive Projection Technologies/Eurographics Symposium on Virtual Environments. This has been a really interesting event. I’ve met some very nice people and learned a lot of things! I’ll try to speak…

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Intersense IS-1200 VisTracker

Back at IPT/EGVE, Intersense was presenting its MictroTrax and new Wand. The head tracker is really small, and the wand is smaller. It can fit on cheap, lightweight passive stereo glasses without any problem. I did the setup…

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InterSense MictroTrax announced : a new Wand !

Intersense is announcing a new tracking device for its IS-900 inertial/ultrasonic tracking system : the MictroTrax. It’s small, it’s slick, and it has a new Wand 😉 The new Head Tracker is over 40% smaller than the previous…

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Wiimote, a first test

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QuickWrite is an input method created by Ken Perlin so that \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\”you shouldn\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’t ever need to pick up the pen (ie: no clicking, only gliding).\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\”
I really like this input method and think it might be useful for symbolic input in VWs.

So today I played in Virtools with the idea of using Natural Point\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’s TrackIR as an input device. Of course any 3DOF (it needs only 2DOF) tracker would fit (the Wii-mote for example).

Here\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’s a video (slightly higher quality (6.4mb) ) of my experiment. I\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’m quite a beginner at this input method but it\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’s really easy to learn and write fast.

The 3rd dimension could be used to switch the output characters (uppercase, numerical, punctuation etc).

Read on for more infos about QuickWrite.

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