Analysis of IR-based virtual reality tracking using multiple Kinects

Srivishnu Satyavolu, Gerd Bruder, Peter Willemsen, Frank Steinicke

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This article presents an analysis of using multiple Microsoft Kinects to track users in a VR system. More specifically, we analyse the capability of Kinects to track infrared points for use in VR applications. Multiple Kinect sensors may serve as a low cost and affordable means to track position information across a large lab space in applications where precise location tracking is not necessary. We present our findings and analysis of the tracking range of a Kinect sensor in situations in which multiple Kinects are present. Overall, the Kinect sensor works well for this application and in lieu of more expensive options, the Kinect sensors may be a viable option for very low-cost tracking in VR applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE Virtual Reality Conference 2012, VR 2012 - Proceedings
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 2012
Event19th IEEE Virtual Reality Conference, VR 2012 - Costa Mesa, CA, United States
Duration: Mar 4 2012Mar 8 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE Virtual Reality


Other19th IEEE Virtual Reality Conference, VR 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityCosta Mesa, CA


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