This month Northern Digital has been revealing more details about their new reference design virtual reality motion controller which takes the form of the Atraxa. The team from Road to VR have been able to try the new virtual reality motion controllers out and provide a quick hands-on preview of what you can expect from the new controllers that promise 6DOF without occlusion issues.
The Canadian-based manufacturer specialises in 3D measurement devices and is offering the Atraxa is either an enclosed controller or as three bare PCB components of two trackers, and a single receiver. Allowing those interested to repackage it and use the technology in in their own virtual reality hardware if desired. The Road to VR website explains more.
“A single receiver module, which should ideally be integrated into a headset, houses a sensor board that measures the transmitters’ magnetic fields and manages the wireless communication between tracker modules. The receiver module also optionally contains a separate computer module that uses a third-party processing unit (e.g. Raspberry Pi) to calculate and serve pose data to the OEM host application. That last bit is only available as a bare PCB so companies can mount it however is most convenient, although NDI was showing off their own implementation housed in a white plastic box strapped to the top of a Samsung Odyssey headset running through SteamVR, controllers and all.”
Check out the full hands-on review of the Atraxa virtual reality motion controllers by jumping over to the Road to VR website by following the link below.
Source: Road to VR