Head-Mounted Display | What is it?

A head-mounted display (HMD) is a visor worn to change your visual and auditory perception for extended reality applications.

Head-Mounted Displays (HMD)

The head-mounted display has small OLED or LCD monitors in front of the eyes for rendering stereoscopic graphics and binaural audio systems. And so, this technology allows the user to see a 3D view and hear with depth and directionality.

The HMD also obtains positional and rotational real-time head tracking for 6 degrees of freedom (DOF), allowing the user to turn their head to look around in the virtual world.

Oculus Quest II Head-Mounted Display
Oculus Quest II Head-Mounted Display

Movement With a HMD

Some VR even has motion controls to allow for movement within the world. Motion controls can be used with handheld controllers like Oculus, but more immersive systems have omnidirectional treadmills with waist supports.

Infinadeck Omnidirectional Treadmill with a Head-Mounted Display
Infinadeck Omnidirectional Treadmill with a Head-Mounted Display

This lets users walk or run in real life as well as the virtual world without falling or getting tangled from discombobulation.

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