Wii hack creates 3D virtual-reality head tracking system

Back in the olden days, 3D head-tracking required a massive helmet that made you look like a classic Cylon warrior with a severe case of water-retention.  Now, Carnegie Mellon University's Johnny Chung Lee can show you how to hack up your own system using a Nintendo Wii.


"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" Johnny Chung Lee

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