Expanding the field-of-view of head-mounted displays with peripheral blurred images

Wataru Yamada, Hiroyuki Manabe

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Abstract

Head-mounted displays are rapidly becoming popular. Fieldof- view is one of the key parameters of head-mounted displays, because a wider field-of-view gives higher presence and immersion in the virtual environment. However, wider field-of-view often increase device cost and weight because it needs complicated optics or expensive modules such as multi high-resolution displays or complex lenses. This paper proposes a method that expands the field-of-view by using two kinds of lenses with different levels of magnification. The principle of the proposed method is that Fresnel lenses with high magnification surround convex lenses to fill the peripheral vision with a blurred image. The proposed method doesn't need complicated optics, and is advantageous in terms of device cost and weight, because only two additional Fresnel lenses are necessary. We implement a prototype and confirm that the Fresnel lenses fill the peripheral with a blurred image, and effectively expand the field-ofview.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUIST 2016 Adjunct - Proceedings of the 29th Annual Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages141-142
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781450345316
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Oct 16
Externally publishedYes
Event29th Annual Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, UIST 2016 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2016 Oct 162016 Oct 19

Publication series

NameUIST 2016 Adjunct - Proceedings of the 29th Annual Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology

Conference

Conference29th Annual Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, UIST 2016
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period16/10/1616/10/19

Keywords

  • Field-of-view
  • Head-mounted display
  • Virtual reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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    Yamada, W., & Manabe, H. (2016). Expanding the field-of-view of head-mounted displays with peripheral blurred images. In UIST 2016 Adjunct - Proceedings of the 29th Annual Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (pp. 141-142). (UIST 2016 Adjunct - Proceedings of the 29th Annual Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/2984751.2985735