Abstract

The eye’s acuity varies across its field of view (FOV), decreasing to 10% of its axial value at only 20°. We describe an optical system that radially remaps the pixels of a miniature display or sensor to match the varying acuity of the eye across its FOV. The variable-acuity technique increases the FOV of an electronic binocular system without any apparent loss in image quality. The result is a better, more efficient human–machine interface.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

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