Tracking Multiple Collocated HTC Vive Setups in a Common Coordinate System

Two collocated users wearing HTC Vive displays interact with a shared collaborative virtual environment (left). Without additional mechanisms, both users are tracked and represented in slightly different coordinate systems (middle). We present a procedure for mapping the tracking data to a common coordinate system to allow for spatially consistent interactions (right).

Abstract

Multiple collocated HTC Vive setups sharing the same base stations and room calibration files still track their devices in different coordinate systems. We present a procedure for mapping the tracking data of multiple users to a common coordinate system and show that it enables spatially consistent interactions of collocated collaborators.

Publication

Tim Weissker, Philipp Tornow, and Bernd Froehlich. 2020.
Tracking Multiple Collocated HTC Vive Setups in a Common Coordinate System
To be published in Proceedings of 27th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VR 2020, Atlanta, GA, USA. 2020. IEEE Computer Society.
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Best Poster Award

This work was honored with the Best Poster Award of the IEEE VR 2020 conference.