Optimization of illumination schemes in a head-mounted display integrated with eye tracking capabilities

Craig W. Pansing, Hong Hua, Jannick P. Rolland

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Abstract

Head-mounted display (HMD) technologies find a variety of applications in the field of 3D virtual and augmented environments, 3D scientific visualization, as well as wearable displays. While most of the current HMDs use head pose to approximate line of sight, we propose to investigate approaches and designs for integrating eye tracking capability into HMDs from a low-level system design perspective and to explore schemes for optimizing system performance. In this paper, we particularly propose to optimize the illumination scheme, which is a critical component in designing an eye tracking-HMD (ET-HMD) integrated system. An optimal design can improve not only eye tracking accuracy, but also robustness. Using LightTools®, we present the simulation of a complete eye illumination and imaging system using an eye model along with multiple near infrared LED (IRLED) illuminators and imaging optics, showing the irradiance variation of the different eye structures. The simulation of dark pupil effects along with multiple lst-order Purkinje images will be presented. A parametric analysis is performed to investigate the relationships between the IRLED configurations and the irradiance distribution at the eye, and a set of optimal configuration parameters is recommended. The analysis will be further refined by actual eye image acquisition and processing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsJ.M. Sasian, R.J. Koshel, R.C. Juergens
Pages1-13
Number of pages13
Volume5875
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005
EventNovel Optical Systems Design and Optimization VIII - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Jul 31 2005Aug 1 2005

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OtherNovel Optical Systems Design and Optimization VIII
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period7/31/058/1/05

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Helmet mounted displays
Lighting
illumination
Display devices
optimization
Light emitting diodes
Infrared radiation
Data visualization
Image acquisition
helmet mounted displays
Imaging systems
Optics
Image processing
Systems analysis
irradiance
Imaging techniques
light emitting diodes
scientific visualization
illuminators
pupils

Keywords

  • Displays
  • Eye tracking
  • Head-mounted display
  • Illumination
  • Wearable displays

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Pansing, C. W., Hua, H., & Rolland, J. P. (2005). Optimization of illumination schemes in a head-mounted display integrated with eye tracking capabilities. In J. M. Sasian, R. J. Koshel, & R. C. Juergens (Eds.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 5875, pp. 1-13). [58750I] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.617937

Optimization of illumination schemes in a head-mounted display integrated with eye tracking capabilities. / Pansing, Craig W.; Hua, Hong; Rolland, Jannick P.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. ed. / J.M. Sasian; R.J. Koshel; R.C. Juergens. Vol. 5875 2005. p. 1-13 58750I.

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

Pansing, CW, Hua, H & Rolland, JP 2005, Optimization of illumination schemes in a head-mounted display integrated with eye tracking capabilities. in JM Sasian, RJ Koshel & RC Juergens (eds), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 5875, 58750I, pp. 1-13, Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization VIII, San Diego, CA, United States, 7/31/05. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.617937
Pansing CW, Hua H, Rolland JP. Optimization of illumination schemes in a head-mounted display integrated with eye tracking capabilities. In Sasian JM, Koshel RJ, Juergens RC, editors, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 5875. 2005. p. 1-13. 58750I https://doi.org/10.1117/12.617937
Pansing, Craig W. ; Hua, Hong ; Rolland, Jannick P. / Optimization of illumination schemes in a head-mounted display integrated with eye tracking capabilities. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. editor / J.M. Sasian ; R.J. Koshel ; R.C. Juergens. Vol. 5875 2005. pp. 1-13
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