Transparent mask: Face-capturing head-mounted display with IR pass filters

Mariko Chiba, Wataru Yamada, Hiroyuki Manabe

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1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

Head-mounted displays (HMDs) are key elements of portable virtual reality (VR); they provide highly immersive experiences with a simple setup. One problem is that normal HMDs hide the user's face. This paper proposes a novel HMD that uses infrared (IR) pass filters and a single IR camera to permit face-capture. Since the HMD enclosure consists of IR pass filters, which transmit infrared light but block visible light, the IR camera can capture the user's face while the user is immersed in the virtual space. We implement a prototype and confirm that the proposed HMD can capture the user's face while showing VR images. This paper discusses the unique characteristics and possible applications of the proposed method.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUIST 2018 Adjunct - Adjunct Publication of the 31st Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages149-151
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781450359498
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Oct 11
Externally publishedYes
Event31st Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, UIST 2018 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 2018 Oct 142018 Oct 17

Publication series

NameUIST 2018 Adjunct - Adjunct Publication of the 31st Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology

Conference

Conference31st Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, UIST 2018
CountryGermany
CityBerlin
Period18/10/1418/10/17

Keywords

  • Face-capturing HMD
  • Head-mounted display
  • Infrared pass filter
  • Telecommunication
  • Virtual reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Software

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