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bailenson
07-20-2004, 01:37 PM
Hey, I am designing a Collaborative Virtual Environment in which multiple users are tracked using PPT as well as an intersense trackers, and talk to one another. I am leaning towards using wireless radios for the audio, for example these ones here:

http://www.cobra.com/index.php?page=shop/flypage&product_id=378&id=1

My question is, will this interfere with either the intersense or the PPT?

thanks
jb

mspusch
07-20-2004, 03:01 PM
Hi Jeremy,

There is no interference of any electromagnetic signals (like the one from the GMRS radio) with the PPT, as this works purely optical).

The Intersense InertiaCube2 is using the earth-magnetic field for avoiding drift, so you should avoid placing something made out of solid iron in it's direct surroundings. In a typical setting, however, it's mounted on top of the HMD and the little GMRS radio will not cause any problems.

Looks like a good deal!

Matthias