head mounted display
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head mounted displayA display system built into goggles that gives the illusion of a floating monitor in front of the user's face. Single-eye units are used to display hands-free instructional material, and dual-eye stereoscopic units are used for virtual reality applications. See heads-up display, body-worn computer, Google Glass, video headphones, virtual reality and CAVE.
|One Eye for Instructions|
|These earlier Xybernaut HMDs connected to voice-activated body-worn computers, allowing technicians to read instructions while working with both hands. (Images courtesy of Xybernaut Corporation.)|
|Both Eyes for Virtual Reality|
|Also used for gaming, stereoscopic goggles transport the user into another world. Here it is used to divert the patient in the dental chair. (Image courtesy of Virtual I-O.)|
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