A high-resolution optical see-through headmounted display with eyetracking capability

Hong Hua, Xinda Hu, Chunyu Gao

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Abstract

A head-mounted display system with fully-integrated eyetracking capability offers multi-fold benefits, not only to fundamental scientific research but also to emerging applications of such technology. A key limitation of the state-of-the-art eyetracked head-mounted display (ETHMD) technology is the lack of compactness and portability. In this paper, we present an innovative design of a high resolution optical see-through ET-HMD system based on freeform optical technology. A prototype system is demonstrated, which offers a goggle-like compact form factor, nonobstructive see-through field of view and true high-definition image resolution for the virtual display. The see-through view, via the combination of a freeform prism and corrector, achieved better than 0.5 arc minute of angular resolution for the central region of approximately 40- degrees to ensure minimal impacts on the see-through vision of an HMD user.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)30993-30998
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Express
Volume21
Issue number25
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 16 2013

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A high-resolution optical see-through headmounted display with eyetracking capability. / Hua, Hong; Hu, Xinda; Gao, Chunyu.

In: Optics Express, Vol. 21, No. 25, 16.12.2013, p. 30993-30998.

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Hua, Hong ; Hu, Xinda ; Gao, Chunyu. / A high-resolution optical see-through headmounted display with eyetracking capability. In: Optics Express. 2013 ; Vol. 21, No. 25. pp. 30993-30998.
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