ART announces new technology which allows large area tracking of HMDs in real-time


Weilheim i. OB, Germany – Optical Tracking specialist Advanced Realtime Tracking (ART) has again merged advantages of different tracking methods in order to achieve high-quality results.

The use of HMDs (“Head-Mounted-Displays”) for immersive Virtual Reality experiences has become more and more popular in recent years, especially for the gaming industry.

However, in ART’s primary markets of industrial and research applications the user expects and demands higher quality and reliable systems in order to use the results for demanding design and production processes.

To keep pace with the evolving needs of customers, ART as the known specialist for optical tracking solutions has now successfully included the advantages of inertial technologies by using a technique known as “sensor fusion”, dedicated for special applications (e.g. HMDs).

The resulting “ARTHybrid Tracking” provides significant benefits over single source tracking:

•   Natural movement and reduced motion sickness by low latency of inertial sensor

•   Precise interaction with real-world objects provided by drift-free optical measurement

•   Combined: Optimal for tracking HMDs in large areas

“This new technology allows us to combine the exciting and immersive HMD experiences with our high-quality ART tracking results and therefore opens the door to new fields of application in industry and research”, says Andreas Werner, Sales Director at ART.