A compact, wide-FOV optical design for head-mounted displays

@article{Rakkolainen2016ACW,
  title={A compact, wide-FOV optical design for head-mounted displays},
  author={I. Rakkolainen and M. Turk and Tobias H{\"o}llerer},
  journal={Proceedings of the 22nd ACM Conference on Virtual Reality Software and Technology},
  year={2016}
}
We present a new optical design for head-mounted displays (HMD) which has an exceptionally wide field of view (FOV). It can cover even the full human FOV. It is based on seamless lenses and screens curved around the eyes. The proof-of-concept prototypes are promising, and one of them far exceeds the human FOV, although the effective FOV is limited by the anatomy of the human head. The presented optical design has advantages such as compactness, light weight, low cost and super-wide FOV with… Expand
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