Santa Rosa, CA – PNI Sensor Corporation’s new SpacePoint FUSION is a developmental module that enables the creation of controllers with 360-degree pointing accuracy, full-range-of-motion tracking and low latency. Unlike other motion processing solutions, SpacePoint technology is unique in that it incorporates a 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, and 3-axis magnetometer for constant, absolute orientation reference. As integrated by PNI, these create an unbeatably accurate interface for motion-tracking controllers.
SpacePoint FUSION modules lead the way in motion-based controller response. Developers now have the ability to provide exact and instantaneous pointing/posture references enabling precise, real-time orientation tracking. This advanced technology can be applied to devices such as virtual reality eyewear, video game controllers, and remote controls.
Most motion-based controllers today include accelerometers to measure linear acceleration and tilt, and/or gyroscopes to measure rotational acceleration and rotation angle. Inclusion of PNI’s patented magnetometers in the SpacePoint FUSION module provides a stable orientation reference by measuring the earth’s magnetic field. Using the company’s Kalman filtering algorithms, the magnetometers correct for gyroscope drift and ensure unprecedented speed, consistency and accuracy in pointing over time.
SpacePoint FUSION modules will be available in July 2009.
For more information on PNI’s SpacePoint FUSION module reference design or other sensor solutions, visit www.pnicorp.com.