Tracker Library: Handling VR Input Devices

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  • Publication Type: Technical Report
  • Workgroup(s)/Project(s): not specified
  • Date: December 1995
  • Number: TR-186-2-95-18
  • Keywords: virtual environments, tracking

Abstract

When building immersive virtual environments, it is necessary to track the user´s head to determine its direction of gaze, as well as other parts of the body, for example hands to allow interaction. Therefore a tracking device is needed. Trackers usually consist of a stationary part, called emitter, and one or more small movable parts, called receivers or sensors, which are mounted on the points to track and whose position and orientation can be determined by the tracking device. The Tracker Library, described in this paper, is a device driver that allows to easy configure the tracker and retrieve the position and orientation data required.

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@techreport{Faisstnauer-1995-TLH,
  title =      "Tracker Library: Handling VR Input Devices",
  author =     "Christian Faisstnauer and Tomasz Mazuryk",
  year =       "1995",
  abstract =   "When building immersive virtual environments, it is
               necessary to track the user´s head to determine its
               direction of gaze, as well as other parts of the body, for
               example hands to allow interaction. Therefore a tracking
               device is needed. Trackers usually consist of a stationary
               part, called emitter, and one or more small movable parts,
               called receivers or sensors, which are mounted on the points
               to track and whose position and orientation can be
               determined by the tracking device. The Tracker Library,
               described in this paper, is a device driver that allows to
               easy configure the tracker and retrieve the position and
               orientation 		  data required.",
  month =      dec,
  number =     "TR-186-2-95-18",
  address =    "Favoritenstrasse 9-11/E193-02, A-1040 Vienna, Austria",
  institution = "Institute of Computer Graphics and Algorithms, Vienna
               University of Technology ",
  note =       "human contact: technical-report@cg.tuwien.ac.at",
  keywords =   "virtual environments, tracking",
  URL =        "https://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/research/publications/1995/Faisstnauer-1995-TLH/",
}