Head-mounted display system for virtual reality

Ding He, Tong Xu, Yongtian Wang, Hong Hua, Ying Hu

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A head-mounted-display system for virtual reality is developed, which is mainly comprised of a pair of viewing lenses together with LCDs to provide the stereoscopic image, and a tracking device to detect the motion of the head. Each viewing lens contains 4 optical elements, and can give a 120° field of view for each eye when used with a 2.2' LCD. The tracking device consists of a 3-axis fluxgate magnetometer and a pendulum, which determines the orientation angles of the helmet. Another version of the tracking device capable of measuring 6 degrees of freedom movement of the helmet is currently under development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsEric G. Lean, Zhiren Tian, Bao Gang Wu
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventDisplay Devices and Systems - Beijing, China
Duration: Nov 6 1996Nov 7 1996


OtherDisplay Devices and Systems
CityBeijing, China


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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He, D., Xu, T., Wang, Y., Hua, H., & Hu, Y. (1996). Head-mounted display system for virtual reality. In E. G. Lean, Z. Tian, & B. G. Wu (Eds.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 2892, pp. 126-128)