Johnny Lee Is My Hero: Headtracking With Wii

January 9, 2008

We saw Johnny Chung Lee make a huge multi-touch screen in his last installment, and now he's back at his Wii antics, this time making a sick virtual reality 3D headtracking system. It is freaking awesome.

Using the infrared camera in the Wii remote and a head mounted sensor bar (two IR LEDs), you can accurately track the location of your head and render view dependent images on the screen. This effectively transforms your display into a portal to a virtual environment. The display properly reacts to head and body movement as if it were a real window creating a realistic illusion of depth and space.

As a sidenote, Johnny Lee could pretty much explain anything to me and I think I would understand. Like with Mike Rowe from Dirty Jobs, I think I'm developing a man-crush.

Dear Johnny,

I think you are so cool. I was wondering if sometime you would like to hang out with me.

Yes No

(Please circle one and give back to me at my locker between classes)

Your (hopeful) friend,

The Geekologie Writer

Head Tracking for Desktop VR Displays using the WiiRemote [core77]

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