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Interactive Media Systems, TU Wien

OpenTracker v2.0 - An Open Software Framework for Virtual Reality Input

Lab project in the area of Virtual and Augmented Reality.

Keywords: Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Tracking, 3D Interaction, ARTiFICe.

About this Project

OpenTracker was originally developed in 2002/2003 @ IMS (see OpenTracker project page @ TU Graz) to be generic solution to the different tasks involved in tracking input devices and processing tracking data for virtual environments. It provides an open software architecture based on a highly modular design and a configuration syntax based on XML, thus taking full advantage of this new technology. OpenTracker was a first attempt towards a "write once, track anywhere" approach to virtual reality application development.

In OpenTracker 2.0, we integrate new tracking devices and did house cleaning in the origin source code.

Supported Devices by OpenTracker v2.0

  • Razer Hydra
  • SonyMove
  • iotracker
  • Microsoft Kinect
  • 3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator


OpenTracker v2 will be available within the next month. See OpenTracker @ TU Graz for current source code and downloads. 

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