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1. (WO2019067483) RECONFIGURABLE CONTROLLER DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS
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CLAIMS

What is claimed is:

1. A controller device system with at least one mate-point, the device comprising:

a mate-point positioned on a housing of a controller device; and a set of pose profiles, wherein:

the set of pose profiles comprise unique pose profiles for different mate-point configurations.

2. The device in claim 1, wherein a connection sensor is integrated into the housing.

3. The device in claim 2, wherein the connection sensor includes at least one of an inertial measurement unit (EVIU), a contact switch, electrical serial

communication, electrical parallel communication, a magnetic sensor, a capacitive sensor, an inductive sensor, an optical sensor, or an RFID tag.

4. The device of claim 1, wherein the controller device system is trackable by a device position and orientation tracking system.

5. The device in claim 4, wherein at least a portion of pose profiles within the set of profiles are associated with unique algorithms for interpreting measurements from the device position and orientation tracking system.

6. The device of claim 1, wherein the mate-point provides an additional degree of freedom for user-initiated movement of the controller device.

7. The device of claim 6, wherein the mate-point allows at least one rotary degree of freedom after mating.

8. The device of claim 6, wherein the additional degree of freedom comprises a user input in the controller device system.

9. The device of claim 1, wherein the mate-point allows electrical power or signals to be transmitted across it after mating.

10. The device of claim 1, wherein the mate-point is embedded within an accessory attached to a controller.

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11. A computer system for dynamically joining two separate controllers, comprising:

one or more processors; and

one or more computer-readable media having stored thereon executable instructions that when executed by the one or more processors configure the computer system to perform at least the following:

identify with a sensor group a first pose of a first controller relative to a reference frame;

identify with the sensor group a second pose of a second controller relative to the reference frame;

determine that the first pose and the second pose map to a first pose profile selected from a set of pose profiles, wherein the first pose profile is associated with a particular configuration of mated controllers; and

activate the first pose profile, wherein the first pose profile comprises:

an input configuration file that is unique to the particular configuration of mated controller.

12. The computer system of claim 11, wherein the first controller comprises a first handheld controller and the second controller comprises a second handheld controller.

13. The computer system of claim 11, wherein the sensor group comprises a pose tracking system that is external to the first controller and the second controller.

14. The computer system of claim 11, wherein the sensor group includes at least one of an inertial measurement unit (EVIU), a contact switch, electrical serial communication, electrical parallel communication, a magnetic sensor, a capacitive sensor, an inductive sensor, an optical sensor, or an RFID tag.

15. The computer system of claim 14, wherein the first pose profile also comprises a haptic feedback configuration file that is unique to the particular configuration of mated controllers.