Research Institute of Electrical Communication Tohoku University


SIGGRAPH and SIGGRAPH Asia are premier international conferences on computer graphics and interactive techniques, collecting 20,000 and 7,000 participants every year, respectively. The technical papers accepted by these conferences are published in the ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG), and are accessible in the ACM Digital Library. Among these papers, the paper presented in SIGGRAPH Asia 2015 by the group of Profs. Y. Kitamura, K. Ishiyama, and S. Hashi has been selected and listed on the front page of the ACM SIGGRAPH website as one of the three papers that they feel might be of particular interest to SIGGRAPH members. This paper proposes a real-time magnetic motion-tracking system using multiple identifiable, tiny, lightweight, wireless and occlusion-free markers. It enables  measurements of dexterous motion of human’s hand and fingers; therefore, it can be applied to many fields in virtual reality
and 3D natural gesture interfaces.


J. Huang, T. Mori, K. Takashima, S. Hashi, Y. Kitamura:
IM6D: Magnetic Tracking System with 6-DOF Passive Markers for Dexterous 3D Interaction and Motion
ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG) ,Volume 34 Issue 6, Article No. 217, Proceedings of ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2015, November 2015.

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Professor Yoshifumi Kitamura,
Information Content,
Human Information Systems Division,
Research Institute of Electrical Communication,Tohoku University