SpacePoint for Gaming | PNI Sensor Corporation

By: Pni Sensor  09-12-2011
Keywords: Motion Tracking

Real control is in your hands. The first 3D sensor system for gaming controllers that eliminates gyro drift, gets rid of the sensor bar — and never needs calibration.

Wireless gaming controllers spend a shocking amount of time taking players out of the game. Controlled by a 6-axis module with accelerometer and gyro, they suffer loss of heading, pointing inaccuracies and drift problems, and need frequent timeouts for recalibration.

The SpacePoint® 9-axis sensor system dramatically improves game play and eliminates the problems caused by  loss of heading and gyro drift. With its 9-axis sensor suite and Motion Tracking Engine, it delivers consistent readings and better data accuracy, enabling more satisfying gameplay. No resetting, no out-of-alignment pointing. and no annoying drift requiring game designers to build in pauses for recalibration.

SpacePoint’s Motion Tracking Engine™ software fuses data from a 9-axis sensor suite, incorporating PNI’s new Reference Magnetic Sensor with advanced Kalman filtered algorithms.

Developers get reliability and consistency - no resetting, no calibration timeouts, no out-of-alignment pointing - enabling best-selling first-person-shooter games.

Proprietary Kalman filtering algorithms
Motion-tracking engine outputs are Quaternion, Hpos, Vpos
Fuses sensor outputs into reliable orientation data  
9 axes of motion tracking
API library
3-axis magnetometer, 3-axis gyroscope, 3-axis accelerometer   Seamless integration into your design


The SpacePoint 9-axis Sensor System consists of 3 separate sensors that are driven by PNI’s Motion Tracking Engine.

A complete Space Point 9-axis Sensor System requires:

  • Three 3-axis sensors
  • PNI’s new patented Reference Magnetic Sensor*
  • A 3-axis accelerometer
  • A 3-axis gyro
  • SpacePoint’s Motion Tracking Engine™ software, including
  • Hardware Reference Design*
  • Application programming interface (API) with proprietary algorithms*

*Available only from PNI.


Keywords: Motion Tracking

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