Accession Number : ADA261294


Title :   Advanced Technology for Portable Personal Visualization


Descriptive Note : Progress rept. Jul 1992-Jan 1993


Corporate Author : NORTH CAROLINA UNIV AT CHAPEL HILL DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE


Personal Author(s) : Brooks, Jr , Frederick P ; Fuchs, Henry


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a261294.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 61


Abstract : Despite the recent avalanche of publicity on virtual reality, the state of the art in head-mounted displays (HMD) is still at the almost-works stage. Although extravagant claims are made almost daily on television and in the popular press, there is very little that can be usefully accomplished today with virtual reality technologies. We at UNC have been working since the early 1970s on aspects of these technologies and have been advancing the state of the art by a driving problem approach; we let the needs of selected applications stimulate the direction of the technological developments and then test new results by observing their impact on solving the original application. We are working on three application areas: molecular modeling, 3D medical imaging, and modeling of architectural interiors. We have developed complete systems that include the head-mounted display device, the display generation hardware, and a head and hand tracker. We have access to a force-feedback ARM that is owned by the GRIP project.


Descriptors :   *SYSTEMS ENGINEERING , *DISPLAY SYSTEMS , *COMPUTER GRAPHICS , REAL TIME , STATE OF THE ART , PIXELS


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE