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Helmet-mounted displays: why haven't they taken off?
Author(s): P. Havig; C. Goff; J. McIntire; D. Franck
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Paper Abstract

Helmet-Mounted Display (HMD) technologies have been developing for over 3 decades and have been studied for multiple applications ranging from military aircraft, to virtual reality, augmented reality, entertainment and a host of other ideas. It would not be unreasonable to assume that after this much time they would be employed in our daily lives as ubiquitously as the common desktop monitor. However, this is simply not the case. How can this be when they can be used in so many ways for so many tasks? Throughout this work we will look at some of the reasons why as well of some of the ways they can be used.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 2009
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7326, Head- and Helmet-Mounted Displays XIV: Design and Applications, 73260B (1 May 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.820202
Show Author Affiliations
P. Havig, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
C. Goff, Defence Science and Technology Lab. (United Kingdom)
J. McIntire, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
D. Franck, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7326:
Head- and Helmet-Mounted Displays XIV: Design and Applications
Peter L. Marasco; Paul R. Havig; Sion A. Jennings; Thomas H. Harding, Editor(s)

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