Tracking the User and Environment

Chapter
Part of the Intelligent Systems, Control and Automation: Science and Engineering book series (ISCA, volume 68)

Abstract

Virtual reality allows different methods of interaction and communication between the user and virtual world. An important aspect of the virtual reality system in this regard is the tracking of the user’s pose and actions. In this chapter methods and technologies that define inputs to a virtual reality system are presented. These include pose sensors (mechanical, ultrasonic, optical, electromagnetic, and inertial) as well as force and torque sensors. The chapter concludes with a summary of motion tracking concepts and physical input devices.

Keywords

Virtual Reality Virtual Environment Virtual World Motion Tracking Virtual Reality System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of LjubljanaLjubljanaSlovenia

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