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The position read-only property of the VRPose interface returns the position of the VRDisplay at the current VRPose.timestamp as a 3D vector.

The coordinate system is as follows:

  • Positive X is to the user’s right.
  • Positive Y is up.
  • Positive Z is behind the user.

Positions are measured in meters from an origin point — this point is either the position the sensor was first read at, or the position of the sensor at the point that VRDisplay.resetPose() was last called.

Note: By default, all positions are given as a sitting space position. Transforming this point with VRStageParameters.sittingToStandingTransform — when you are working with a room display for example — converts this to a standing space position.


var myPosition = VRPose.position;


A Float32Array, or null if the VR sensor is not able to provide position data.

Note: User agents may provide emulated position values through techniques such as neck modeling; when doing so they should still report VRDisplayCapabilities.hasPosition as false.




Specification Status Comment
The definition of 'position' in that specification.
Editor's Draft Initial definition

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) No support No support No support
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile Chrome for Android
Basic support No support (Yes) No support No support No support No support

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