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Comparison of optical and video see-through, head-mounted displays
Author(s): Jannick P. Rolland; Richard L. Holloway; Henry Fuchs
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Paper Abstract

One of the most promising and challenging future uses of head-mounted displays (HMDs) is in applications where virtual environments enhance rather than replace real environments. To obtain an enhanced view of the real environment, the user wears a see-through HMD to see 3D computer-generated objects superimposed on his/her real-world view. This see-through capability can be accomplished using either an optical or a video see-through HMD. We discuss the tradeoffs between optical and video see-through HMDs with respect to technological, perceptual, and human factors issues, and discuss our experience designing, building, using, and testing these HMDs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 December 1995
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 2351, Telemanipulator and Telepresence Technologies, (21 December 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.197322
Show Author Affiliations
Jannick P. Rolland, Univ. of North Carolina/Chapel Hill (United States)
Richard L. Holloway, Univ. of North Carolina/Chapel Hill (United States)
Henry Fuchs, Univ. of North Carolina/Chapel Hill (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2351:
Telemanipulator and Telepresence Technologies
Hari Das, Editor(s)

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