Helmet Mounted Displays: Human Factors and Fidelity,
ROYAL AEROSPACE ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (UNITED KINGDOM)
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Helmet mounted display HMD systems, of the kind able to present what has been termed virtual reality, will not be able to present a completely faithful rendering of the world. This paper shows how non-HMD technology may be used to assess the effects of this deficiency. Three aspects of the helmet mounted system are considered, and experiments are reported, which were designed to determine the degree of reality required in flyable equipment. The areas covered are time lag in the display, the need for colour and the use of 3-D sound. It is concluded that, for the parameters considered, currently available technology is able to produce stimuli which are adequate for the anticipated use of HMDs.
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