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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2011 (1)

J. Baumgarten, T. Schuchert, S. Voth, P. Wartenberg, B. Richter, and U. Vogel, “Aspects of a head-mounted eye-tracker based on a bidirectional OLED microdisplay,” J. Inf. Disp.13(2), 1–5 (2011).

2010 (1)

S. L. S. Liu, H. H. H. Hua, and D. C. D. Cheng, “A novel prototype for an optical see-through head-mounted display with addressable focus cues,” IEEE Trans. Vis. Comput. Graph.16(3), 381–393 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2009 (1)

2007 (2)

H. Hua, C. W. Pansing, and J. P. Rolland, “Modeling of an eye-imaging system for optimizing illumination schemes in an eye-tracked head-mounted display,” Appl. Opt.46(31), 7757–7770 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. T. Duchowski and A. Çöltekin, “Foveated gaze-contingent displays for peripheral LOD management, 3D visualization, and stereo imaging,” ACM Trans. Multimed. Comput. Commun. Appl.3(4), 1–18 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2006 (1)

2001 (1)

H. Hua, “Integration of eye tracking capability into optical see-through head-mounted displays,” Proc. SPIE4297, 496–503 (2001).
[CrossRef]

1999 (1)

S. Yamazaki, K. Inoguchi, Y. Saito, H. Morishima, and N. Taniguchi, “Thin wide-field-of-view HMD with free-form-surface prism and applications,” Proc. SPIE3639, 453–462 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1998 (1)

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J. Baumgarten, T. Schuchert, S. Voth, P. Wartenberg, B. Richter, and U. Vogel, “Aspects of a head-mounted eye-tracker based on a bidirectional OLED microdisplay,” J. Inf. Disp.13(2), 1–5 (2011).

Cheng, D.

Cheng, D. C. D.

S. L. S. Liu, H. H. H. Hua, and D. C. D. Cheng, “A novel prototype for an optical see-through head-mounted display with addressable focus cues,” IEEE Trans. Vis. Comput. Graph.16(3), 381–393 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Çöltekin, A.

A. T. Duchowski and A. Çöltekin, “Foveated gaze-contingent displays for peripheral LOD management, 3D visualization, and stereo imaging,” ACM Trans. Multimed. Comput. Commun. Appl.3(4), 1–18 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Davis, L. D.

Duchowski, A. T.

A. T. Duchowski and A. Çöltekin, “Foveated gaze-contingent displays for peripheral LOD management, 3D visualization, and stereo imaging,” ACM Trans. Multimed. Comput. Commun. Appl.3(4), 1–18 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Hua, H.

Hua, H. H. H.

S. L. S. Liu, H. H. H. Hua, and D. C. D. Cheng, “A novel prototype for an optical see-through head-mounted display with addressable focus cues,” IEEE Trans. Vis. Comput. Graph.16(3), 381–393 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Inoguchi, K.

S. Yamazaki, K. Inoguchi, Y. Saito, H. Morishima, and N. Taniguchi, “Thin wide-field-of-view HMD with free-form-surface prism and applications,” Proc. SPIE3639, 453–462 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Krishnaswamy, P.

Liu, S. L. S.

S. L. S. Liu, H. H. H. Hua, and D. C. D. Cheng, “A novel prototype for an optical see-through head-mounted display with addressable focus cues,” IEEE Trans. Vis. Comput. Graph.16(3), 381–393 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Morishima, H.

S. Yamazaki, K. Inoguchi, Y. Saito, H. Morishima, and N. Taniguchi, “Thin wide-field-of-view HMD with free-form-surface prism and applications,” Proc. SPIE3639, 453–462 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Pansing, C. W.

Reif, J. H.

Richter, B.

J. Baumgarten, T. Schuchert, S. Voth, P. Wartenberg, B. Richter, and U. Vogel, “Aspects of a head-mounted eye-tracker based on a bidirectional OLED microdisplay,” J. Inf. Disp.13(2), 1–5 (2011).

Rolland, J. P.

Saito, Y.

S. Yamazaki, K. Inoguchi, Y. Saito, H. Morishima, and N. Taniguchi, “Thin wide-field-of-view HMD with free-form-surface prism and applications,” Proc. SPIE3639, 453–462 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Schuchert, T.

J. Baumgarten, T. Schuchert, S. Voth, P. Wartenberg, B. Richter, and U. Vogel, “Aspects of a head-mounted eye-tracker based on a bidirectional OLED microdisplay,” J. Inf. Disp.13(2), 1–5 (2011).

Talha, M. M.

Taniguchi, N.

S. Yamazaki, K. Inoguchi, Y. Saito, H. Morishima, and N. Taniguchi, “Thin wide-field-of-view HMD with free-form-surface prism and applications,” Proc. SPIE3639, 453–462 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Vogel, U.

J. Baumgarten, T. Schuchert, S. Voth, P. Wartenberg, B. Richter, and U. Vogel, “Aspects of a head-mounted eye-tracker based on a bidirectional OLED microdisplay,” J. Inf. Disp.13(2), 1–5 (2011).

Voth, S.

J. Baumgarten, T. Schuchert, S. Voth, P. Wartenberg, B. Richter, and U. Vogel, “Aspects of a head-mounted eye-tracker based on a bidirectional OLED microdisplay,” J. Inf. Disp.13(2), 1–5 (2011).

Wang, Y.

Wartenberg, P.

J. Baumgarten, T. Schuchert, S. Voth, P. Wartenberg, B. Richter, and U. Vogel, “Aspects of a head-mounted eye-tracker based on a bidirectional OLED microdisplay,” J. Inf. Disp.13(2), 1–5 (2011).

Yamazaki, S.

S. Yamazaki, K. Inoguchi, Y. Saito, H. Morishima, and N. Taniguchi, “Thin wide-field-of-view HMD with free-form-surface prism and applications,” Proc. SPIE3639, 453–462 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Yoshida, A.

ACM Trans. Multimed. Comput. Commun. Appl. (1)

A. T. Duchowski and A. Çöltekin, “Foveated gaze-contingent displays for peripheral LOD management, 3D visualization, and stereo imaging,” ACM Trans. Multimed. Comput. Commun. Appl.3(4), 1–18 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (3)

IEEE Trans. Vis. Comput. Graph. (1)

S. L. S. Liu, H. H. H. Hua, and D. C. D. Cheng, “A novel prototype for an optical see-through head-mounted display with addressable focus cues,” IEEE Trans. Vis. Comput. Graph.16(3), 381–393 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Inf. Disp. (1)

J. Baumgarten, T. Schuchert, S. Voth, P. Wartenberg, B. Richter, and U. Vogel, “Aspects of a head-mounted eye-tracker based on a bidirectional OLED microdisplay,” J. Inf. Disp.13(2), 1–5 (2011).

Opt. Express (1)

Proc. SPIE (2)

S. Yamazaki, K. Inoguchi, Y. Saito, H. Morishima, and N. Taniguchi, “Thin wide-field-of-view HMD with free-form-surface prism and applications,” Proc. SPIE3639, 453–462 (1999).
[CrossRef]

H. Hua, “Integration of eye tracking capability into optical see-through head-mounted displays,” Proc. SPIE4297, 496–503 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Other (2)

L. Vaissie and J. Rolland, “Head mounted display with eyetracking capability,” U.S. patent US 6433760 B1 (2002).

H. Hua and C. Gao, “A compact eyetracked optical see-through head-mounted display,” in Proc. SPIE 8288, Stereoscopic Displays and Applications XXIII, A. J. Woods, N. S. Holliman, and G. E. Favalora, eds. (2012), Vol. 8288, p. 82881F–82881F–9.

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