If you have been looking for a head tracking system, there’s a chance that you have been taking a look at several solutions in the market and you may have encountered TrackHat.
TrackHat has been out there with products that work in a familiar way: a camera captures the movement of some dots/LEDs that you attach to a hat or your headset, and a piece of software translates the images captured to the movement inside the game you are playing. Like the TrackHat Clip Plus combo, which I have reviewed back in 2016, for example.
This time, though, TrackHat has released something a bit different and quite interesting: an IR face tracker that requires no camera and nothing attached to your head.
TrackHat Sensor V2 is now comprised of a device that lights your face with IR and captures those reflections in order to understand the movements your head is making. The result, according to TrackHat, is “accurate facial recognition” in “all conditions”, thanks to machine learning.
You will no longer need to wear a hat or a headset, but you can if you want to, since the TrackHat Sensor V2 should work fine even if you wear them.