Senso VR Presents Full Body Tracking Senso Suit
Many of Senso Glove users showed interest for a full body tracking solution and Senso packed the same technology into a new product – Senso Suit.
The Senso Suit is a Full Body Tracking Solution for VR
Senso Suit is a set of 15 modules. Each module is a small box (1×1 inch), with its own IMU and vibration motor, which could be mounted on arms, legs, and torso. The modules are wired connected one-by-one and communicate with PC via USB-cable or Wi-Fi connection.
Senso Suit enables full body tracking and haptic feedback for use in VR gaming or it could be used as a very affordable motion capture solution in games or video production. Senso also provides free SDK for C++, Unreal Engine and Unity.
Here’s a video on Senso Suit, showing how pure IMU-solution could do tracking well:
As it’s shown in the demo – the suit behaves well without any standalone cameras and its suitable for many cases. But some other require perfect absolute positioning and many of our partners asked for it. We’ve explored the possible options and chosen the quickly emerging SteamVR/Lighthouse technology, the same that is used by HTC in its Vive and Vive tracker solutions. As a result, Senso has built SteamVR tracking sensor inside each of the Senso Suit modules, so now one can use any Valve’s SteamVR based tracking stations (e.g. HTC Vive) to make body tracking even better.
SteamVR Technology Support
Senso Glove has also received SteamVR technology support in its new version for developers – Senso Glove DK2.
Unlike many other companies, Senso doesn’t just attach Vive Tracker or similar device to a glove but integrates SteamVR sensors directly into the Glove. So the whole solution becomes much more compact, lightweight and cheap.
Senso Glove DK2 has a new design, new motherboard and all the features of DK1 – 7 IMU per glove, precise tracking of each individual finger and haptic feedback. It could be still used as pure IMU solution, providing almost zero drift in absolute positioning. But those having HTC Vive or other compatible SteamVR/Lighthouse tracking solutions – can use SteamVR tracking with the Glove, thus having almost perfect tracking quality for each finger and absolutely no drifting. The Glove is wireless and provides 150 measurements per second with <10ms latency over Bluetooth Low Energy. The battery enables up to 10 hours of work.
Preorders for DK2 are already opened, with the first shipments starting at the end of March.