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IEEE Virtual Reality Conference 2002 (VR 2002)
Unique Shared-Aperture Display with Head or Target Tracking
Orlando, Florida
March 24-March 28
ISBN: 0-7695-1492-8
Winyu Chinthammit, University of Washington
Eric J. Seibel, University of Washington
Thomas A. Furness, University of Washington
The extreme environment of a military cockpit requires a novel display technology,introduced as the Virtual Retinal Display (VRD). A head-worn VRD generates an image by optical scanning light directly to the viewer's eye. This novel display allows the direct coupling of the display to an infrared optical head tracking system, resulting in an interactive VRD. With only minor adjustments, the interactive VRD can be used in many non-military AR and VR line-of-sight target tracking applications, such as image plane manipulations. Since the unique tracking technology shares the same aperture or scanned optical beam with the visual display, the tracking produces high accuracy and computational efficiency without the motion artifacts from video frame rate tracking. The apparatus and performance of static and dynamic 3D target tracking in 2D projection overlay are demonstrated.
Index Terms:
Head or Target tracking technology, the Virtual Retinal Display, scanning laser, infrared detectors
Winyu Chinthammit, Eric J. Seibel, Thomas A. Furness, "Unique Shared-Aperture Display with Head or Target Tracking," vr, pp.235, IEEE Virtual Reality Conference 2002 (VR 2002), 2002
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