This is a small C library
libplhm to encapsulate communication with Polhemus motion tracking devices. These devices communicate with a computer using a USB serial port or RS232 port. Included is a small program plhm which can be used to request data from the device, and record this to a file or send it across the network using the Open Sound Control protocol.
We needed such a program to record motion tracking data during experimental sessions in our lab for studying musical gesture, and for communicating with Max/MSP and Pure Data to interact with real-time sound synthesis. The result is this small driver that can be used for any purpose.
plhm –help to get information on usage.