A new full-body tracker is set to be launched by SlimeVR via Crowd Supply that will surely pick the interest of VR developers, gamers, and enthusiasts.
The SlimeVR Full Body Tracker comprises a set of sensors and software for Full Body Tracking (FBT) in virtual reality. The device has been specifically designed to provide a system that makes VR FBT affordable, wireless with no base stations required. In addition, the company aims to present a more comfortable alternative compared to other full-body trackers on the market.
Additionally, the campaign will go live with complete open-source hardware and software documentation.
“SlimeVR FBT is a set of trackers and software that provide simple, effective tracking of the user’s body in VR and other applications. By using high-quality IMU sensors connected to PC over Wi-Fi, SlimeVR makes comfortable full-body tracking possible without wires, cameras, or base stations,” the company said.
“Five trackers on the waist, thighs, and ankles track their rotation in space, then SlimeVR uses your proportions and headset position to calculate your joints and tracks position using this info. In more technical terms, SlimeVR uses absolute orientation sensors and a skeleton model with user-entered proportions and forward kinematics to put virtual Vive trackers on key points.”
Here are the key specifications of the SlimeVR full-body virtual reality tracker:
- Native SteamVR support
- 100 Hz refresh rate
- Completely wireless, 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi
- Over 15 hours of playtime with 1400 mAh battery
- USB charging and hacking
- Over-the-Air firmware updates
- Works with all headsets that connect to PC and provide positional tracking
- PC connection over Wi-Fi via card, dongle, integrated, or link to router
Head over to the official Crowd Supply website to register your interest and be notified as soon as the product becomes available to purchase.
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