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Super wide viewer using catadioptrical optics

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Super wide viewer using catadioptrical optics
Many applications have used a Head-Mounted Display (HMD), such as in virtual and mixed realities, and tele-presence. The advantage of HMD systems is the ease of feeling a 3D world in the display of animation or movies. However, the field of view (FOV) of commercial HMD systems is too narrow for feeling immersion. The horizontal FOV of many commercial HMDs is around 60 degrees, significantly narrower than that of humans. In this paper, we propose a super wide field of view head-mounted display consisting of an ellipsoidal and a hyperboloidal curved mirror. The horizontal FOV of the proposed HMD is 180 degrees and includes the peripheral view of humans. It increases reality and immersion of users. As well, the central region (60 degrees) of the FOV can measure 3D distances using stereoscopics. Categories and Subject Descriptors I.3.1 [Computing Methodologies]: COMPUTER GRAPHICS—Hardware Architecture, Three-dimensional displays; I.3.7 [Computing Methodologies]: COMPUTER GRAPHICS— ...
Hajime Nagahara, Yasushi Yagi, Masahiko Yachida
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Type Conference
Year 2003
Where VRST
Authors Hajime Nagahara, Yasushi Yagi, Masahiko Yachida
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