The HTC device that allows you to add absolute positioning to objects is already available for developers and also the source code that allows you to easily integrate body positioning to any experience.
HTC it has announced that developers can now buy Vive Tracker for a price of € 119.99 plus the € 21.78 shipping costs that make a total of € 141.77. The pack includes a Tracker capable of offering an autonomy of 4 and a half hours, USB cable, power adapter and USB wireless transmitter for PC communication with the Tracker. Since January, the company has been sending a Vive Tracker unit totally free to each company interested in developing and whose proposal was previously selected by HTC, as was the case of the Spanish company Ludus that shared with us its plans, aimed at improving with Vive Tracker the realism of the simulations that the company develops.
HTC Vive has also released today on GitHub, an open source implementation that through the use of 3 trackers, one in the waist and one on each foot, allows any developer to integrate the code to support positioning full of body experiences, quickly and easily. At the last MWC we were able to test this absolute body positioning with the game Island 359, from CloudGate Studio, which allowed us to see how well it works in front of a mirror and kick dinosaurs. The consumer version of Vive Tracker will arrive later this year.