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Head Mounted Displays (HMD)

December 1999

CONTENTS:
Background Binocular Vendors Wearable/Monocular HMD Component Vendors

Background

"Battle of the Headsets: an informal evaluation of the latest budget-level HMDs"
By Chen T., Gadd A., Poupyrev I., and Fels S., Media Integration and Communication Research Laboratories, ATRInternational, Kyoto, Japan
in VRNews Volume 8 issue 7, 1999 pgs 14-18
http://www.hitl.washington.edu/people/poup/research/papers/headsets.html
Klaus Grether's HMD list
http://www.uni-weimar.de/~grether/compan.html
Prior Patent Application on Retinal Display
Christoph Bungert's HMD List
http://www.stereo3d.com/hmd.htm
Good background, comparison chart, updated Oct 99
Delft University of Technology.
Mobile Multimedia Communication (MMC)
Research into mobile multimedia. Includes good section on HMDs
http://www.mmc.tudelft.nl/education/hmd-case
MicroDisplay Report
47 East Rocks Road
Norwalk, CT 06851
phone: (203) 849-8059
fax: (203) 849-8069
http://www.mdreport.com
Industry News Magazine, links to vendors, products
Stanford Resources, Inc.
20 Great Oaks Boulevard, Suite 200, San Jose, CA 95119
tel: 408.360.8400 fax: 408.360.8410
email: sales@stanfordresources.com
http://www.stanfordresources.com
market & tech research firm specializing in electronic display industry
HoloVerse
001 508 394 9221 
PO Box 289 
Yarmouth Port, MA 02675
http://www.holoverse.com
Prior Patent Application on Retinal Display

Biocular/Binocular HMD Vendors

CGSD
2483 Old Middlefield Way #140
Mountain View, CA 94043-2330 USA
Tel 650-903-4920
Fax 650-967-5252
http://www.cgsd.com
Ruggedized Sony Glasstron RA100
Cybermind UK

http://www.cybermind.co.uk

HiRes 800 & HiRes 200 are repackaged Sony Glasstron 
Visette Pro HMD
DAEYANG E&C
2002 Samho Park Tower, 
1122-10, Inkye-Dong, Paldal-Ku, 
Suwon City, Korea
TEL : 82-331-238-7231 
FAX : 82-331-238-7232
http://www.personaldisplay.com
DH 4400
VGA/SVGA/NTSC/PAL/SVHS input capability, SVGA high resolution output, MicroDisplay's 0.49-inch, 1.44 million dots reflective microdisplay, 25mm eye relief, ± 31.2 ° degree diagonal FOV, 13mm exit pupil
Fakespace Labs
241 Polaris Ave
Mountain View CA 94043 USA
Tel: 415 688 1940
Fax: 415 688 1949
http://www.fakespacelabs.com
Head Coupled boom mounted:Boom 3C, Boom HF
Head coupled table mounted: Push 1280, Push 640
Interactive Imaging Systems Inc. 
2166 Brighton Henrietta Townline Road 
Suite B 
Rochester, NY 14623 
Tel: 716 240 8000 
Fax 716 240 8003 
http://www.iisvr.com
VFX1, VFX3D
LitEye Color Display
LitEye Grey Scale
i-O Display Systems 
1370 Willow Road, Suite 101 
Menlo Park, CA 94025-1515 USA 
800 339 5287 
Tel: 650 323 8407 
Fax: 650 323 1742 
http://www.i-glasses.com
i-Glasses
I-glasses LC
I-glasses X2
i-glasses Protec
InterSense Inc. 
73 Second Avenue 
Burlington, MA 01803 USA 
Tel: 781-270-0090 
Fax: 781-229-8995 
http://www.isense.com
i-Glasses + InterTrax2 inertial tracker
Kaiser Electro-Optics Inc 
2752 Loker Ave West 
Carlsbad, CA 928008 USA 
Tel: 619 438 9255 
Fax: 619 438 6875 
http://www.keo.com/Hmds.html
The ProView Family
ProView XL35 System
ProView XL50 System
ProView XL40/50 Tra System (see-through)
SIMEYE XL100
MRG2.2
MRG3c
MRG4
X3

M1 Monocular

n-Vision Inc 
7680 Old Springhouse Rd 
First Floor 
Mclean, VA 22102 USA 
Tel 703 506 8808 
Fax: 703 903 0455 
http://www.nvis.com
VB-30 Binoculars
Datavisor 80
Datavisor HiRes
Datavisor VGA
Datavisor NVG
Virtual Binoculars
Virtual Monoscope
Datavisor LCD
Optics 1/OpTechs
3050 Hillcrest Drive, Suite 100 
Westlake Village CA 91362 USA 
Tel: 805 446 1453 
Fax: 805 737 8966 
http://www.optics1.com
PT-O1, EzView II;
Olympus
http://www.eye-trek.com
Eye-Trek video glasses
FMD-150W: 150K pixels
FMD-200: 240K pixels
Tek Gear, Inc.
1-90 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P3 Canada
voice 204.988.3000
fax 204.988.3050
http://www.tekgear.ca/hmd

M1, M2 Monocular.
PCTV-K180 VGA Stereoscopic, PTV-K240 16:9 video stereoscopic
Virtual Research Systems, Inc.
2359 De La Cruz Blvd.
Santa Clara, California 95050
Tel: (408) 748-8712
Fax: (408) 748-8714
http://www.virtualresearch.com
V8: VGA
V6, V8 HMD
WindowVR
V8 Binoculars
Cyclops flat panel display
Ruggedized Glasstron

Wearable/Monocular HMD Vendors

ComSonics
1350 Port Republic Road / P.O. Box 1106
Harrisonburg, VA 22801 USA
Toll free +800-336-9681
voice 540-434-5965
fax 540-434-9847
http://www.headmountdisplay.com
320x240 grey scale
640x480 - 256 colors
Liteye
12415 Dumont Way, Unit 103
Littleton CO 80125
303-470-8049 or 800-411-5627
http://www.liteye.com
Liteye-100 color or GreyScale low-res video display
Liteye-200 rugged, 640X480 VGA/video,40 FOV
Liteye-300 47 FOV, 640X480 VGA/video
MicroOptical Corp
236 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA USA
Tel: 617 578 0050
http://www.microopticalcorp.com
Eye glass display. Clip on or integrated.
Microvision Inc
2203 Airport Way South, Suite100
Seattle, WA 98134 USA
Tel: 206 623 7055
Fax: 206 623 7331
http://www.mvis.com
Virtual Retinal Display. Red/Black HMD prototypes available. Color HMD with large support cabinet prototype built.
Tek Gear, Inc.
1-90 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P3 Canada
voice 204.988.3000
fax 204.988.3050
http://www.tekgear.ca/hmd

M1, M2 Monocular.
PCTV-K180 VGA Stereoscopic, PTV-K240 16:9 video stereoscopic
Via Inc. (wearable, various headsets
11 bridgesquare
Northfield, MN 55057
http://www.via-pc.com
http://www.flexipc.com
wearable computer with optional HMD
Virtual Visions Inc 
7659 178th Place NE 
Redmond, WA, 98052 USA 
Tel: 425 882 7878 
Fax: 425 882 7373 
http://www.virtualvision.com
wearable computer with optional HMD
Xybernaut 
12701 Fair Lakes Circle, Suite 550 
Fairfax, VA 22033 USA 
Tel: 703 631 6925 
Fax: 703 631 6734 
http://www.xybernaut.com
wearable computer with optional HMD

Display Component Vendors

Colorado MicroDisplay, Inc.
2477 55th. Street, Suite 201
Boulder, Colorado 80301 
phone: 303.546.9700
fax: 303.546.9800
toll free: 1.888.456.4742
http://www.comicro.com
Densitron International PLC 
Unit 4, Airport Trading Estate, 
Biggin Hill, Kent TN16 3BW England 
Tel: 44 (0) 1959 700 100 
Fax: 44 (0) 1959 700 300 
http://europe.densitron.net
DigiLens Inc.
306 Potrero Avenue
Sunnyvale, California 94086 USA
Tel: 408 737 1100
Fax: 408 737 1190
http://www.digilens.com
Displaytech, Inc. 
2602 Clover Basin Drive 
Longmont, CO 80503-7603 USA 
Tel: 800 397-8124 (in U.S.) 
Tel: 303 772 2191 
Fax: 303 772 2193 
sales@displaytech.com 
http://www.displaytech.com
FED Corporation
1580 Route 52
Hopewell Junction
New York 12533
voice 914.892.1900
fax 914.892.1901
http://www.fedcorporation.com/microdisplay.htm
inViso, Inc.
1330 Bordeaux Drive
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
Phone: 408-734-9200
Fax: 408-734-9911
http://www.siliscape.com/index.html
Kopin Corporation 
695 Myles Standish Blvd 
Taunton, MA 02780 USA 
Tel: 508 824 6697 
Fax: 508 824 6958 
http://www.kopin.com
The MicroDisplay Corporation
3055 Research Drive
San Pablo, CA 94806
P: +1 (510) 243 9515
F: +1 (510) 243 9522
http://www.microdisplay.com
Planar Systems 1400 NW Compton Drive 
Portland OR 970066-1992 USA 
Tel: 503 690 1100 
Fax: 503 690 1244 
http://www.planar.com