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Wiimote Head Tracking -- Nintendo: Please do this!

Johnny Lee did it again! Head tracking with the Wiimote!

From his blog:
"Using the infrared camera in the Wii remote and a head mounted sensor bar (two IR LEDs), you can accurately track the location of your head and render view dependent images on the screen. This effectively transforms your display into a portal to a virtual environment. The display properly reacts to head and body movement as if it were a real window creating a realistic illusion of depth and space. "

I really hope Nintendo looks into this -- even though it only works for 1 person. After all, most games are 1-player, and those games are the ones that would best use this feature.

If I had a bluetooth adaptor, I'd play around with this some, but, alas, I do not. However, this and his other projects would work the same with a video camera that has an IR filter.

Funny, Sony really didn't take enough advantage of thier EyeToy, if it was IR-only, they would have been able to do more...

whatsisface9 years ago
I ripped the IR Filter out of my EyeToy and use it with roborealm for screwing about :D I've had a go with the wiimote on my laptop as well, using a bluetooth adaptor and glovepie, and it surprised me how good it was!
technick299 years ago
Yea, I saw the video of this and it was really interesting. Maybe if I post it more people will see and believe...