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Testing the SteamVR trackers operation correctness with the OptiTrack system
Author(s): Marcin Maciejewski; Marek Piszczek; Mateusz Pomianek
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Paper Abstract

SteamVR technology has become very popular in virtual reality applications. The most common example of its use are the HTC VIVE controllers. Applications, however, are not limited to controllers held directly in the hands. SteamVR trackers can also be placed on real objects that have their representation in the virtual world. Due to the specificity of use, it is necessary to choose the optimal part of the object to which the tracker will be attached. However, it is not always possible to obtain satisfactory results with this method. An alternative solution is a dedicated tracker project sometimes with an original detector constellation. Regardless of which path the trackers and VR applications designers will follow, it is indispensable to be able to verify the correct operation of the system: object and associated tracker, in laboratory conditions. The experimental measuring stand and the testing method has been developed based on the OptiTrack motion tracking system. The initial positive results of such measurement stand were obtained. The tests carried out concerned both the production models and the own design tracker construction placed on various shapes test objects.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 August 2018
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 10830, 13th Conference on Integrated Optics: Sensors, Sensing Structures, and Methods, 108300D (14 August 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2502203
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Marcin Maciejewski, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Marek Piszczek, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Mateusz Pomianek, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10830:
13th Conference on Integrated Optics: Sensors, Sensing Structures, and Methods
Przemyslaw Struk; Tadeusz Pustelny, Editor(s)

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