Data Visualization by Video See-Through Head Mounted Display

Shintaro KAWAHARA, Akira KAGEYAMA
2015 Plasma and Fusion Research  
Recent advances in head mounted display (HMD) systems, specifically those demonstrated by the Oculus Rift, provide a new platform for three-dimensional scientific visualization. Taking advantage of this opportunity, we have constructed a cost-effective video see-through visualization system by combining a stereoscopic camera system and an Oculus Rift device. The see-through HMD system enables a researcher to analyze numerical data in a virtual reality space, with keeping visual communication
more » ... al communication with nearby collaborators in real space. We have ported our visualization software for CAVE systems, VFIVE, to the HMD system. The ported software enables its user to analyze three-dimensional scalar/vector fields in a virtual reality space while simultaneously being able to view the natural surroundings.
doi:10.1585/pfr.10.1201087 fatcat:jisallkysnhobf5rp24lqitic4