Here’s a head motion capture rig I designed and assembled tonight to test the new head tracking system in iPi Mocap Studio.
The parts: A PlayStation Move controller, bicycle helmet, a rubber pad, and velcro straps.
The rig came together nicely–the velcro straps fit into the slots in the bicycle helmet and I cut a hole in the foam pad to keep the PS Move’s trigger from being pressed. But I’m not sure I can recommend this rig because:
1. To keep the helmet firmly fixed to the head I need to tighten the strap under the neck, which isn’t very comfortable for me. I’d much rather have a helmet with an actual chin strap.
2. A bike helmet is too expensive for this purpose and I want to keep using this one as a bike helmet.
This rig will get me started for testing anyway. I’m getting a cheap skateboard helmet in a couple of days but I’m still looking for other options for attaching this thing to my head.
And here are some more sandwiches.