SCALABLE OPTICAL TRACKING - A Practical Low-cost Solution for Large Virtual Environments

Steven Maesen, Philippe Bekaert

Abstract

Navigation in large virtual reality applications is often done by unnatural input devices like keyboard, mouse, gamepad and similar devices. A more natural approach would be letting the user walk through the virtual world as if it was a physical place. This involves tracking the position and orientation of the participant over a large area. We propose a pure optical tracking system that only uses off-the-shelf components like cameras and LED ropes. The construction of the scene doesn’t require any off-line calibration or difficult positioning, which makes it easy to build and indefinitely scalable in both size and users. The proposed algorithms have been implemented and tested in a virtual and a room-sized lab set-up. The first results from our tracker are promising and can compete with many (expensive) commercial trackers.

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Maesen S. and Bekaert P. (2011). SCALABLE OPTICAL TRACKING - A Practical Low-cost Solution for Large Virtual Environments . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications - Volume 1: VISAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2011) ISBN 978-989-8425-47-8, pages 538-545. DOI: 10.5220/0003374205380545


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@conference{visapp11,
author={Steven Maesen and Philippe Bekaert},
title={SCALABLE OPTICAL TRACKING - A Practical Low-cost Solution for Large Virtual Environments},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications - Volume 1: VISAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2011)},
year={2011},
pages={538-545},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003374205380545},
isbn={978-989-8425-47-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications - Volume 1: VISAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2011)
TI - SCALABLE OPTICAL TRACKING - A Practical Low-cost Solution for Large Virtual Environments
SN - 978-989-8425-47-8
AU - Maesen S.
AU - Bekaert P.
PY - 2011
SP - 538
EP - 545
DO - 10.5220/0003374205380545