This is my first thread here. I have been reading the VR section of the forums for a while and am blown away with the ideas and talent by some people.
So I'm currently waiting for my HMZ-T1 to arrive and have been thinking about using an iPhone 4S mounted to a gun controller to provide 1:1 motion control for fps games.
I tried it out quickly using an app called Mobile Mouse Pro which gives an option to use the iPhone's accelerometer & gyro to emulate a mouse on your PC. I tried using it with BF3 and after tweaking the mouse sensitivity a bit it seemed to work pretty well. The gyro mouse is only active when a button is held on the iPhone screen so you can simply let go and re-center to counter drift. I'm thinking the phone could be mounted on the side of gun grip so I could use my left thumb to toggle this on & off.
I have considered getting a wii gun accessory along with a motion plus controller but I can't really see any advantage over the iPhone as they both use the same tech, the iPhone even has a magnetometer for compass direction which I wonder if could be used somehow.
What do people think? Has anyone here used an iPhone's gyroscopic capability for anything like this?