VRfree® Manual – Getting started

List of features

VRfree® Headmodule

  1. Frequency / Status LED: Indicates what frequency your Headmodule is on. Your VRfree Headmodule can communicate with the Wristmodules on one of 7 different pre-set frequencies, each represented by a different colour. Make sure that your Head- and Wristmodule run on the same frequency ie colour when powered on. You can cycle through these preset frequencies by pushing the button repeatedly.
  2. Frequency selection: Select one of 7 different pre-set frequencies, each represented by a different colour. You can cycle through these preset frequencies by pushing the button repeatedly.
  3. USB-C slot: Plug-in the USB-C cable connection to your PC or mobile HMD.
  4. Charge-enable button: Only relevant if you connect your Headmodule to a mobile HMD such as GearVR, OculusGo or similar. The button allows you to choose whether the Headmodule battery draws power (gets charged) from the mobile HMD or not.
  5. Power button: powers on your VRfree® Headmodule.
  6. Battery lid: keeps your 3.7V, 700mAh, 2.6Wh rechargeable battery in place.

List of features

VRfree® Wristmodule

  1. Frequency / Status LED: Indicates what frequency your Wristmodules are on. Your VRfree Wristmodules can communicate with the Headmodule on one of 7 different pre-set frequencies, each represented by a different colour. Make sure that your Head- and Wristmodules run on the same frequency ie colour when powered on. You can cycle through these preset frequencies by pushing the button repeatedly.
  2. Frequency selection: Select one of 7 different pre-set frequencies, each represented by a different colour. You can cycle through these preset frequencies by pushing the button repeatedly.
  3. Handsensor socket: Plug-in the hand/fingersensor connection here.
  4. Hardware calibration button: In case your fingers show signs of drift during use, you can perform a hardware calibration with this button. Please follow the steps shown in the respective Hardware calibration video.
  5. Power button: This power on your Wristmodule.
  6. Battery lid: keeps your 3.7V, 700mAh, 2.6Wh rechargeable battery in place.

List of features

VRfree® Wristmodule

  1. Charge status LED: When your Wristmodule is charged this LED lights up blue.
  2. Battery status LED: This LED indicates how much power your battery has left. 4 lit LEDs indicate full charge, 3 lit LEDs indicate ~75% power left, 2 lit LEDs indicate ~50% power left and 1 lit LED indicates you should soon recharge or replace the battery.
  3. Battery lid:  keeps your 3.7V, 700mAh, 2.6Wh rechargeable battery in place.
  4. Handsensor socket: Plug-in the hand/fingersensor connection here.
  5. USB-C slot: Plug-in your USB-C charging cable here to recharge the Wristmodule's battery.
  1. Take the VRfree® Headmodule out of the box.
  1. Open the battery lid of the Headmount (1).
    Insert the battery, making sure the 3 connections are on the lower end, pointing downwards (blue arrow). Close the battery lid.
  1. Mount the Headmodule on your HMD using the velcro pad.
  1. Connect the long USB-C cable to the Headmodule and your PC.
  1. Power on the Headmodule. The Frequency and Status LEDs should light up.
  1. Download und unzip the SDK from http://www.sensoryx.com/download
     
  2. Please run the executable: «STMicroelectronics Virtual Comport Driver.exe»
  1. Insert a battery into each Wristmodule. Make sure the connections are facing towards the 3 buttons just like in the picture to the left.
  1. Fixate each Wristmodule to its correct glove by holding it so that the Power button faces towards you.
  1. Connect the cable of each glove with the socket of the corresponding Wristmodule (left and right).
  1. Open Windows Device Manager (Win + X) to make sure the VRfree headmount is recognized by the System under «Ports (COM & LPT)».
  1. Put on your gloves.
  1. Switch on both Wristmodules by pressing the Power buttons.
  1. Start Demo.exe.
  1. Calibrate the Gloves in the Demo:
  • Look up at the ceiling at the «Calibrate» textfield.
  • Then look down at your hands and perform the Calibration posture. A circle will pop up. Hold the posture until the circle is completed.

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