Authors: Johan F. Hoorn, Marco Otte
Addresses: Center for Advanced Media Research Amsterdam (CAMeRA), VU University Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1081, 1081 HV Amsterdam, Netherlands. ' Center for Advanced Media Research Amsterdam (CAMeRA), VU University Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1081, 1081 HV Amsterdam, Netherlands
Abstract: We developed a lightweight, wireless and most affordable three-dimensional tracking system, called 3D site surveyor, which allows versatile, hands-free and easy-to-use human–computer interaction, combining off-the-shelf hardware with custom-made software. We based this system on the Nintendo Wii remote controller hardware. 3D site surveyor is able to detect movement of a user in three dimensions (x, y and z-axis), including rotation in the xy-plane (yaw). We will argue that, within the limits of the system, it is theoretically possible to also measure pitch and roll, making the system capable of detecting 6DoF. The system can be applied to, for example, gaming, virtual reality, ambient-assisted living and academic research (e.g., human motion, perception and attention).
Keywords: remote sensing; wireless navigation; user localisation; Wii technology; motion tracking; three-dimensional tracking; 3D tracking; Wii remote control; Wiimote; human–computer interaction; HCI.
International Journal of Virtual Technology and Multimedia, 2010 Vol.1 No.2, pp.155 - 171
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