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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 25 — Dec. 16, 2013
  • pp: 30993–30998

A high-resolution optical see-through head-mounted display with eyetracking capability

Hong Hua, Xinda Hu, and Chunyu Gao  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 25, pp. 30993-30998 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.030993


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Abstract

A head-mounted display system with fully-integrated eyetracking capability offers multi-fold benefits, not only to fundamental scientific research but also to emerging applications of such technology. A key limitation of the state-of-the-art eyetracked head-mounted display (ET-HMD) technology is the lack of compactness and portability. In this paper, we present an innovative design of a high resolution optical see-through ET-HMD system based on freeform optical technology. A prototype system is demonstrated, which offers a goggle-like compact form factor, non-obstructive see-through field of view and true high-definition image resolution for the virtual display. The see-through view, via the combination of a freeform prism and corrector, achieved better than 0.5 arc minute of angular resolution for the central region of approximately 40-degrees to ensure minimal impacts on the see-through vision of an HMD user.

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OCIS Codes
(120.2040) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Displays
(120.2820) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Heads-up displays
(120.4570) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical design of instruments
(220.1250) Optical design and fabrication : Aspherics
(220.3620) Optical design and fabrication : Lens system design
(330.7338) Vision, color, and visual optics : Visually coupled optical systems

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

History
Original Manuscript: October 14, 2013
Revised Manuscript: December 3, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: December 3, 2013
Published: December 9, 2013

Citation
Hong Hua, Xinda Hu, and Chunyu Gao, "A high-resolution optical see-through head-mounted display with eyetracking capability," Opt. Express 21, 30993-30998 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-25-30993


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