Accession Number:

ADA242028

Title:

Electronic Expansion of Human Perception

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NORTH CAROLINA UNIV AT CHAPEL HILL DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

The true potential of this new field comes from the ability of a Head Mounted Display to induce a synthetic experience in its wearer. The ability to artificially create and design experience enables possibilities and powers that were formerly impossible. If experience can be captured and transmitted, then you can travel instantaneously to a distant location and see the trees, feel the wind, hear the birds, and smell the flowers. If electronic instruments can sense things that you cannot perceive, such as the inside of opaque objects, then you can be shown images of these invisible things. There are, however, things which are invisible to all of your senses. Examples of these imperceptible phenomena are X-rays, infrared radiation, radio waves, magnetic fields, radioactivity, ultrasound, electricity, the inside of opaque objects, microscopic objects, and events occurring too fast to see. Even though you cannot directly perceive these things, you can indirectly measure and observe them with various instruments and electronic sensors.

Subject Categories:

  • Biochemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE