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International Journal on Disability and Human Development

Official journal of the the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Israel

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Volume 10, Issue 4


Low-cost optical tracking for collaborative applications in immersive virtual environments

Alessio Murgia / Robin Wolff / Paul M. Sharkey / Ben Clark
Published Online: 2011-08-13 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/IJDHD.2011.055


We present a novel way of interacting with an immersive virtual environment which involves inexpensive motion-capture using the Wii Remote®. A software framework is also presented to visualize and share this information across two remote CAVETM-like environments. The resulting application can be used to assist rehabilitation by sending motion information across remote sites. The application’s software and hardware components are scalable enough to be used on a desktop computer when home-based rehabilitation is preferred.

Keywords: collaborative virtual environments; interface devices; motion tracking; tele-rehabilitation

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Corresponding author: Paul M. Sharkey, School of Systems Engineering, University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading RG6 6AY, UK

Received: 2010-11-12

Accepted: 2011-04-28

Published Online: 2011-08-13

Published in Print: 2011-11-01

Citation Information: International Journal on Disability and Human Development, Volume 10, Issue 4, Pages 359–364, ISSN (Online) 2191-0367, ISSN (Print) 2191-1231, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/IJDHD.2011.055.

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