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Sixense adds Android and iOS motion-tracking support Kickstarter stretch goal

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Wireless motion-tracking device developer Sixense Entertainment announced today that it added a new stretch goal to its STEM System Kickstarter campaign that, if met, will enable STEM support for Android and iOS devices.

The STEM System is a wireless motion-tracking controller and software development kit that uses electromagnetic technology to track a user's movement. The developers had set an original Kickstarter funding goal of $250,000 — this was met within four hours of the campaign launching. Sixense's first stretch goal of $550,000 to create a wireless STEM base was also recently met. The company now has a second stretch goal of $700,000 to add Android and iOS support.

"An updated Sixense software development kit will support Android 3.2 or higher and iOS 6 and higher, allowing STEM System developers to bring Sixense motion tracking to a huge installed base of mobile devices," the campaign update read. "Our video above shows a virtual camera application for which we've heard a lot of requests. The STEM System running on Android and iOS will enable applications like the virtual camera, or even the ability to turn a mobile device into a VR head-mounted display."

If the stretch goal is met, the Sixense SDK will provide both 32-bit and 64-bit builds to support iOS. For Android developers, the SDK will support both native code and Java.