Now that the new Vive Tracker design to be used with the HTC Vive virtual reality headset is making its way to developers, new documentation has come to light which explains in detail all of the specifications and uses HTC have in mind for the Vive Tracker.
The new documentation as part of the developers material and sheds light on how the Vive Tracker can be used in conjunction with different peripherals and the virtual reality headset.
This document describes the development guidelines for VR accessory makers and content developers. It contains information on how to use the HTC Vive Tracker to enable position tracking and transmission of specific data (with or without the HTC Vive VR system).
Vive Tracker can pair with HTC’s wireless dongle or use its USB interface to transfer tracking data to a PC. An accessory attached to Vive Tracker can:
• Simulate buttons of the Vive controller through the underlying Pogo pin.
• Send specific data to a PC via the USB interface of Vive Tracker or use its original approach to do it.
A compatible accessory may be attached to the Vive Tracker to send specific data to a PC through the USB interface of the Vive Tracker. The Vive Tracker needs to pair with the dongle to transfer data to a PC. The figure below describes the conceptual architecture.
For more information on the new Vive Tracker jump over to the developer document website for details by following the link below.
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