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Optical gesture sensing and depth mapping technologies for head-mounted displays: an overview
Author(s): Bernard Kress; Johnny Lee
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Paper Abstract

Head Mounted Displays (HMDs), and especially see-through HMDs have gained renewed interest in recent time, and for the first time outside the traditional military and defense realm, due to several high profile consumer electronics companies presenting their products to hit market. Consumer electronics HMDs have quite different requirements and constrains as their military counterparts. Voice comments are the de-facto interface for such devices, but when the voice recognition does not work (not connection to the cloud for example), trackpad and gesture sensing technologies have to be used to communicate information to the device. We review in this paper the various technologies developed today integrating optical gesture sensing in a small footprint, as well as the various related 3d depth mapping sensors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 May 2013
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 8720, Photonic Applications for Aerospace, Commercial, and Harsh Environments IV, 87200C (31 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2017986
Show Author Affiliations
Bernard Kress, Google, Inc. (United States)
Johnny Lee, Google, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8720:
Photonic Applications for Aerospace, Commercial, and Harsh Environments IV
Alex A. Kazemi; Bernard C. Kress; Simon Thibault, Editor(s)

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