The Spacepad

September 1st, 1991 - November 30th, 0999

Categories: Devices


The Spacepad magnetic tracking system used with the ImmersaDesk is a plug-in PC ISA bus system and has the following components:

  • Antenna, which consists of three wire loops mounted on plywood and configured on a flat plane that is inclined at 35 degrees, and held in place above the I-Desk. During shipping the antenna piece is removed and flipped over the screen to protect it.
  • The transmitter and the receivers are integrated into the PC board.
  • 2 receiving antennae - one attached to the glasses and one to the wand (if more receiving antennae are used, more receiver cards must be added to the PC).
  • The Spacepad PC card communicates with the SGI.