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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 22 — Oct. 29, 2007
  • pp: 14530–14538

A mobile head-worn projection display

Ricardo Martins, Vesselin Shaoulov, Yonggang Ha, and Jannick Rolland  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 22, pp. 14530-14538 (2007)

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A recent advancement was achieved in the integration and miniaturization of a binocular head-worn projection display (HWPD) conceived for fully mobile users. The devised display, referred to as Mobile HWPD (M-HWPD), offers see-through capability through custom-designed, light-weight projection optics and an integrated commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) retro-reflective screen to display full color stereoscopic rendered images augmenting the real world. Moreover, the light-weight optical device (i.e., approximately 8g per eye) has the ability to project clear images at three different locations within near- or far-field observation depths without loss of image quality. In this paper, we first demonstrate the miniaturization of the optics, the optical performance, and the integration of these components with the retro-reflective screen to produce an M-HWPD prototype. We then show results that demonstrate the feasibility of superimposing computer-generated images on a real outdoor scene with the M-HWPD.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(120.2040) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Displays
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: June 19, 2007
Revised Manuscript: September 22, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 14, 2007
Published: October 19, 2007

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Ricardo Martins, Vesselin Shaoulov, Yonggang Ha, and Jannick Rolland, "A mobile head-worn projection display," Opt. Express 15, 14530-14538 (2007)

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