Accession Number:

ADA422868

Title:

Micro-Controllable, Multi-Functional Interface Module for Digital MP: A Wearable Computer Security Application

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Oct 2002-Mar 2004

Corporate Author:

MICROOPTICAL ENGINEERING CORP WESTWOOD MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

The objective of this work was the creation of a wearable human-computer interface system. This system is intended to provide the dismounted soldier with a hands-free lightweight display, camera, and audio interface to a wearable computer. The display consists of a miniature flat panel LCD and optical system which magnifies it to create a 16-20 degree-wide image at a comfortable viewing distance. The display is mounted on or in eyeglasses for hands-free operation, and provides clear lines of sight around the display to allow the user to perform his or her duties. The headset also incorporates a high-resolution camera for reconnaissance and capture of images for face recognition. The user can communicate with the computer using either audio, including voice corumand and control, or with a pointing device for more discrete operation. An industrial design effort was undertaken to ensure the ergonomics of the final headset as well as aesthetic acceptability. Fiaally, the user interface software running on the wearable computer was optimized for operation in a wearable application.

Subject Categories:

  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE