Visual Alignment Precision in Optical See - Through AR Displays: Implications for Potential Accuracy
2009 (English)In: Proceedings of the ACM/IEEE Virtual Reality International Conference, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2009Conference paper (Other academic)
The quality of visual registration achievable with anoptical see-through head mounted display (HMD)ultimately depends on the user’s targetingprecision. This paper presents design guidelines forcalibration procedures based on measurements ofusers’ head stability during visual alignment withreference targets. Targeting data was collected from12 standing subjects who aligned a head fixedcursor presented in a see-through HMD withbackground targets that varied in azimuth (0°, ±30°,±60°) and elevation (0°, ±10°). Their data showedthat: 1) Both position and orientation data will needto be used to establish calibrations based on nearbyreference targets since eliminating body swayeffects can improve calibration precision by a factorof 16 and eliminate apparent angular anisotropies.2) Compensation for body sway can speed thecalibration by removing the need to wait for thebody sway to abate, and 3) calibration precision canbe less than 2 arcmin even for head directionsrotated up to 60° with respect to the user’s torsoprovided body sway is corrected. Users ofAugmented Reality (AR) applications overlookinglarge distances may avoid the need to correct forbody sway by boresighting on markers at relativelylong distances, >> 10 m. These recommendationscontrast with those for heads up displays using realimages as discussed in previous papers.
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Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2009.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-52848OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-52848DiVA: diva2:285651
ACM/IEEE Virtual Reality International Conference, 2009