PPT Wand

The PPT wand tracks the user's hand and allows the user to interact with and navigate the virtual environment using button/analog inputs. It provides 6 degrees of freedom (6DoF) using the optical LEDs and an internal orientation sensor. The wand is equipped with an ergonomic trigger, joystick, and D-pad buttons and communicates to the receiver over Radio Frequency (RF)

Power button

This is a push-in button located at the side of the device. Press the button once to turn the device on or off. The device will enter manual configuration mode if the button is held down for more than one second.

LED indicator light

The LED is used to :

  • Show battery charge

  • Assist with marker programming in manual configuration mode

When plugged into power, the red blinks indicate the device is charging. The blinking speed decreases as the charge increases. When fully charged, the light turns solid green.


The device has a 2000 mAh rechargeable lithium ion battery. The following chart shows battery life at different intensities. The optimal intensity is based on the size of the tracking area. Hours are approximate and based on a new battery:

WorldViz Device Setup

There are two methods to change the marker numbers, intensity, and sleep of the PPT Wand. The easier and recommended method is to use the WorldViz Device Setup tool. The second method is the manual configuration mode mentioned above. Manual configuration mode is described in the PPT documentation.