Development of head-mounted projection displays for distributed, collaborative, augmented reality applications

Jannick P. Rolland, Frank Biocca, Felix Hamza-Lup, Yanggang Ha, Ricardo Martins

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Distributed systems technologies supporting 3D visualization and social collaboration will be increasing in frequency and type overtime. An emerging type of head-mounted display referred to as the head-mounted projection display (HMPD) was recently developed that only requires ultralight optics (i.e., less than 8 g per eye) that enables immersive multiuser, mobile augmented reality 3D visualization, as well as remote 3D collaborations. In this paper a review of the development of lightweight HMPD technology is provided, together with insight into what makes this technology timely and so unique. Two novel emerging HMPD-based technologies are then described: a teleportal HMPD (T-HMPD) enabling face-to-face communication and visualization of shared 3D virtual objects, and a mobile HMPD (M-HMPD) designed for outdoor wearable visualization and communication. Finally, the use of HMPD in medical visualization and training, as well as in infospaces, two applications developed in the ODA and MIND labs respectively, are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)528-549
Number of pages22
JournalPresence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2005
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition


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