Current head worn display (HWD) technologies are still far from ideal. We envision HWDs becoming a powerful tool enough to fully redesign our sense of vision in the future. With an advanced optical see-through (OST) HWD, augmentations will be indistinguishable from the reality. Such vision augmentations will be perceived as natural extension of one’s native sense of vision. With an advanced video see-through (VST) HWD, vision redesigning will be even more flexible. Our sense of vision will then be free from physical and physiological limitations, and can be tailored to a given task on demand. In this article a number of our research activities for this ultimate goal will be introduced.

© 2016 Optical Society of America

PDF Article
More Like This
The Coming Generation of Head Worn Displays

Kevin P. Thompson, James P. McGuire, Ozan Cakmakci, and Jannick P. Rolland
FTuT3 Frontiers in Optics (FiO) 2009

Vision Augmentation via See-Through Displays and Optics

Yuta Itoh
DF1A.3 3D Image Acquisition and Display: Technology, Perception and Applications (3D) 2020

Two All Reflective, Freeform, Optical See-Through Head-Worn Displays

Aaron Bauer and Jannick P. Rolland
ITh3A.6 International Optical Design Conference (IODC) 2014


You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an Optica member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
Login to access Optica Member Subscription