Fraunhofer gaze triggered AR for entertainment on the move

AUTHOR: Inavate

Fraunhofer IPMS has developed a head mounted display (HMD) for gaze triggered augmented-reality (AR) applications. The OLED microdisplay based eyetracking HMD enables wearers to overlay the view of the real world with virtual contents, for example watch videos while jogging. The user does not need to touch the display to control it and can select different videos with eye movement.

The Dresden based Institute for Photonic Microsystems, which develops and fabricates MEMS and OLED devices, will show off the microdisplay at SID Display Week 2011, May 17 to 19 in Los Angeles, USA.

Rigo Herold, PhD student at Fraunhofer IPMS and participant of the development team, said: “This unique device enables the design of a new generation of small AR-HMDs with advanced functionality”.

A demonstrator model will be unveiled at SID 2011 with the following technical specifications:
  • Monochrome
  • Special Eyetracking-Algorithm for HMDs based on bidirectional microdisplays
  • Front brightness: > 1500 cd/m²
Herold will present the system at the exhibitor forum at May 17, 2011 4:00 p.m.: “Eyecatcher: The Bi-Directional OLED Microdisplay”.