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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

Editor-in-Chief: Merrick, Joav

Editorial Board Member: Brooks, Tony / Carmeli, BPT, Eliezer / Caron, MPH, Rosemary M. / Davidson, Philip W / Galil, Ahron / Heller, Tamar / Huff, Marlene B. / Janicki, Matthew P. / Kerr, Mike / Levy, Howard B / Lindström, Bengt / Morad, Mohammed / Omar, Hatim A. / Postolache, Teodor T. / Prasher, Vee / Shek, Daniel T.L. / Sher, Leo / Stratakis, Constantine A

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Impact per Publication (IPP) 2015: 0.247

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

Alessio Murgia1 / Robin Wolff2 / 1 / Ben Clark1

1School of Systems Engineering, University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading, UK

2The Centre for Virtual Environments, University of Salford, University Road, Salford, UK

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

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, August 2011

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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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