An ultra-light and compact design and implementation of head-mounted projective displays

Hong Hua, C. Gao, F. Biocca, J. P. Rolland

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Abstract

Head-mounted projective displays (HMPD) have been recently proposed as an alternative to conventional eyepiece-type head-mounted displays. HMPDs consist of a pair of miniature projection lenses and displays mounted on the helmet and retro-reflective sheeting materials placed strategically in the environment. Its novel concept and properties suggest solutions to part of the problems of state-of-art visualization devices and make it extremely suitable for multiple-user collaborative applications and wearable systems. In this paper, a brief review of conventional visualization techniques is followed by an extensive discussion of HMPD technology, which includes a summary of its features and a comparison with conventional head-mounted displays (HMDs), projection-based displays, and HMPDs. An ultra-light and compact design (i.e. 8g) of a projection lens system using diffractive optical element (DOE) as well as plastic components for a HMPD is presented. Through the usage of fast prototyping technology, a compact stereoscopic head-mounted prototype with weight less than 700 grams was implemented, and optomechanical adjustments and ergonomic considerations are discussed. Finally, the motivated application in multiuser tele-collaboration is described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Virtual Reality Annual International Symposium
Pages175-182
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE Virtual Reality 2001 - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: Mar 13 2001Mar 17 2001

Other

OtherIEEE Virtual Reality 2001
CountryJapan
CityYokohama
Period3/13/013/17/01

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Display devices
Lenses
Visualization
Diffractive optical elements
Ergonomics
Plastics

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Hua, H., Gao, C., Biocca, F., & Rolland, J. P. (2001). An ultra-light and compact design and implementation of head-mounted projective displays. In Proceedings - Virtual Reality Annual International Symposium (pp. 175-182)

An ultra-light and compact design and implementation of head-mounted projective displays. / Hua, Hong; Gao, C.; Biocca, F.; Rolland, J. P.

Proceedings - Virtual Reality Annual International Symposium. 2001. p. 175-182.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Hua, H, Gao, C, Biocca, F & Rolland, JP 2001, An ultra-light and compact design and implementation of head-mounted projective displays. in Proceedings - Virtual Reality Annual International Symposium. pp. 175-182, IEEE Virtual Reality 2001, Yokohama, Japan, 3/13/01.
Hua H, Gao C, Biocca F, Rolland JP. An ultra-light and compact design and implementation of head-mounted projective displays. In Proceedings - Virtual Reality Annual International Symposium. 2001. p. 175-182
Hua, Hong ; Gao, C. ; Biocca, F. ; Rolland, J. P. / An ultra-light and compact design and implementation of head-mounted projective displays. Proceedings - Virtual Reality Annual International Symposium. 2001. pp. 175-182
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