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If a wearable device can register what the wearer is currently doing, it can anticipate and adjust its behavior to avoid redundant interaction with the user. However, the relevance and properties of the activities that should be recognized depend on both the application and the user. This requires an adaptive recognition of the activities where the user,(More)
—Head-worn display design is inherently an interdis-physiology for assessing these displays. This paper summarizes the state-of-the-art in head-worn display design (HWD) and development. This review is focused on the optical engineering aspects, divided into different sections to explore principles and applications. Building on the guiding fundamentals of(More)
We are proposing a novel optical see-through head-worn display that is capable of mutual occlusions. Mutual occlusion is an attribute of an augmented reality display where real objects can occlude virtual objects and virtual objects can occlude real objects. For a user to achieve the perception of indifference between the real and the virtual images(More)
Mobile embedded systems often have strong limitations regarding available resources. In this paper we propose a statistical approach which could scale down to microcontrollers with scarce resources, to model simple contexts based on raw sensor data. As a case study, two experiments are provided where statistical modeling techniques were applied to learn and(More)
A local optical surface representation as a sum of basis functions is proposed and implemented. Specifically, we investigate the use of linear combination of Gaussians. The proposed approach is a local descriptor of shape and we show how such surfaces are optimized to represent rotationally non-symmetric surfaces as well as rotationally symmetric surfaces.(More)
The key contribution is the design, analysis, and fabrication of a dual-element off-axis magnifier to improve the state of the art in catadioptric magnifiers. The catadioptric magnifier is composed of a free-form mirror and a lens with a diffractive optical element. A monocular magnifier was prototyped, to our knowledge for the first time, with the(More)
We previously demonstrated that radial basis functions may be preferred as a descriptor of free-form shape for a single mirror magnifier when compared to other conventional descriptions such as polynomials [Opt. Express 16, 1583 (2008)]. A key contribution is the application of radial basis functions to describe and optimize the shape of a free-form mirror(More)
In this paper, we summarize our initial experiences in designing head-worn displays with free-form optical surfaces. Typical optical surfaces implemented in raytrace codes today are functions mapping two dimensional vectors to real numbers. The majority of optical designs to date have relied on conic sections and polynomials as the functions of choice. The(More)