Occlusion capable optical see-through head-mounted display using freeform optics

Chunyu Gao, Yuxiang Lin, Hong Hua

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Abstract

Most state-of-the-art optical see-through head-mounted display (OST-HMD) lacks mutual occlusion capability between computer-rendered and real objects so that the virtual view through an OST-HMD appears "ghost-like", floating in the real world. In this paper, we demonstrated a light-weight, compact OST-HMD with mutual occlusion capability by exploring a highly innovative optical approach based on emerging freeform optical design and fabrication technologies. Our approach enabled us to achieve an occlusion-capable OST-HMD system with a very compelling form factor and high optical performance. The proposed display technology is designed for highly efficient liquid crystal on silicon (LCoS) type spatial light modulator (SLM) and bright Organic LED (OLED) microdisplay, which is capable of working in both indoor and outdoor environments. Our current design offered a 1280x1024 color resolution with a field of view (FOV) of 40 degrees and lightweight optics about 30 grams per eye.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationISMAR 2012 - 11th IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality 2012, Science and Technology Papers
Pages281-282
Number of pages2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event11th IEEE and ACM International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, ISMAR 2012 - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: Nov 5 2012Nov 8 2012

Other

Other11th IEEE and ACM International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, ISMAR 2012
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA
Period11/5/1211/8/12

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Keywords

  • Augmented Reality
  • Head Mounted Display
  • Mutual Occlusion
  • Optical See-through

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence

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Gao, C., Lin, Y., & Hua, H. (2012). Occlusion capable optical see-through head-mounted display using freeform optics. In ISMAR 2012 - 11th IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality 2012, Science and Technology Papers (pp. 281-282). [6402574] https://doi.org/10.1109/ISMAR.2012.6402574