Accession Number : ADA326717

Title :   Virtual Reality Technologies and Systems.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION CANBERRA (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : Sestito, Sabrina

PDF Url : ADA326717

Report Date : MAR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 69

Abstract : The aim of this report is to provide an overview of recent developments in some key virtual reality (VR) technologies and systems. Various definitions of VR will be provided. Current VR hardware (Head Mounted Displays, BOOM devices, Stereo Glasses, Convolvotron, Gloves, Tracking devices) and VR software (computer graphic issues, object representation and toolkits) will be discussed. Current innovative systems will then be presented which will include a discussion of SmartScene, FolyShop, Responsive Workbench, Virtual Workbench and the CAVE. Finally, a brief discussion of applications and areas of research will be presented.

Descriptors :   *MAN COMPUTER INTERFACE, *VIRTUAL REALITY, DATA BASES, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS, COMPUTER GRAPHICS, INTERACTIVE GRAPHICS, AUSTRALIA, HELMET MOUNTED DISPLAYS, HEAD UP DISPLAYS, BOOMS(EQUIPMENT), DISTRIBUTED INTERACTIVE SIMULATION.

Subject Categories : Cybernetics
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Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE