Xbox One Head Tracking!
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Head Tracking For Xbox  

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  1. 1. Would you guys be interested in having head tracking for Xbox/PS4?

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Hey guys, I am new to this forum but I've been following inside sim racing for a while now on YouTube. I have recently come up with an idea for head tracking on Xbox (maybe PS4). I have attached a video of a prototype. There is still a lot of work to do and this is not the final idea but this test seems promising. I plan to release an open source version using this servo method for the community to work with and also a production version using an alternative wireless method without using a servo. Would you all be interested in something like this? What do you all think of the idea? 

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Great Idea! This could be really great for precision driving, looking into apexes and dodging those sometimes crazy AI opponents. I could definitely see this being something that I would use whenever I race. But does this also work while using a Wheel and pedal setup? 

Good job though, finally we can get high-end PC racing features to consoles. 

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Yes it does work with a Wheel and pedal setup and also using a gamepad. The end goal of this project is to have a small module that clips on to a hat or headset that does the head tracking and also a wireless receiver box that connects to the Xbox.  Something similar to the TrackIR for PC but using a different method than Infrared Detection.

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Update on the Xbox One head tracking system. 

After several design concepts and prototypes, I have finally found the best and cheapest solution of how to achieve head tracking for consoles and PC. 

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This method uses an MPU 6050 (gyroscope) to determine the degrees of head rotation. Using an Arduino nano, these values are obtained and mapped to a specific scale which is then transferred to a digital potentiometer. The digital potentiometer is connected directly to the right joystick of a modified xbox one controller (as seen below).

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This method allows for the use of head tracking using the controller only or along with a wheel setup. The controller can also be used normally without the head tracking connected. 

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It seems like there is little to no interest in the community about this project and because of this I have decided to end the project here.

I will be uploading videos of this sometime soon. I would really appreciate feedback on this concept if there are people interested in this. 

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In general is good idea! In details - too gimicky and bulky just to have look to left and right! And also need to be more presice - I mean with smaller movement of head to move more of the screen. If you move the head with this bigger movement setup - the changed view on screen will be in your blind spot. Back in the days in Xbox 360 and PS3 you have this option in Forza for 360 and GT for PS3. Even made from Microsoft and Sony this wasnt popular option to use.

But if you evolve this project to head driving for the left stick - this will be great for the dissabled people. I will love to help with ideas in this!:)

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2 hours ago, Krassi said:

In general is good idea! In details - too gimicky and bulky just to have look to left and right! And also need to be more presice - I mean with smaller movement of head to move more of the screen. If you move the head with this bigger movement setup - the changed view on screen will be in your blind spot. Back in the days in Xbox 360 and PS3 you have this option in Forza for 360 and GT for PS3. Even made from Microsoft and Sony this wasnt popular option to use.

But if you evolve this project to head driving for the left stick - this will be great for the dissabled people. I will love to help with ideas in this!:)

Hey, well I have updated the degrees of rotation required for looking left and right because I know this is an issue if you are not using a triple monitor setup. I have also reduced the size of the components to a smaller package and can even reduce it a lot more but this is still just a prototype and a proof of concept. This by no means is an official "production" accessory. 

I do agree that this would be great for disabled people and I will continue to look into the use of this concept in that area.

Thank you for your feedback!

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What is the general purpose of this mod? To create something that can be used from the community or to do a product for sale? If it is for sale - I think the idea will not be succesfull from my experience in gaming.

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On 4/14/2018 at 8:13 AM, Krassi said:

What is the general purpose of this mod? To create something that can be used from the community or to do a product for sale? If it is for sale - I think the idea will not be succesfull from my experience in gaming.

This isn't built exactly for sale. The main purpose was just to see how head tracking could be achieved for consoles as there is for PC. I understand that most people would not pay for such a product and thats why i will be releasing the steps on how to build this. I also acknowledge that there may be some that do not know how to work with electronics and therefore i would also be willing to sell them a completed version. 

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Hello all. I know this thread is old and I'm New over here but really need help. I have a very high disability 96% and las year I bought a Xbox one X with the adaptative controller. I can play a lot of games but only with one joystick. So I will like to play two joysticks games with the Gyroscope on my head. That would be awesome. I bought son Arduino stuff over the internet and tried with a friend of mine but we couldn't do it, we don't have enough knowledge to do so. I'm not new on computer stuff, being using Linux for years but no idea about programming. So I would like to know if some of you can help me with this. Maybe you could give me some ideas idk. Well thank you any way.

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Hey @pocheche, I was the one who started this thread a couple years ago when I was working on the head tracking using the gyroscope. I didn't really go further with the project after these posts but I still have the original circuit together. I am quite busy at the moment. However, I would love to be able to build a new controller setup to suit your needs when I have time. You can send me a direct message on this site and I can share with you my email or contact information so we can work something out. Looking forward to hearing from you.

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