Head Mounted Displays (HMD)
How to take advantage of the benefits of a head mounted displayBoth the commercial uses for head mounted displays (HMD) and the refurbished HMDs used in gaming and entertainment are enough reason to justify the over-the-top marketing that has been swirling through the HMD market. In addition, there are certainly some beneficial uses other than recreation for HMDs, including medical head mounted displays for work in telerobotic surgery and psychological treatment of phobias. However, there are safety issues to keep in mind.
When working with near-to-eye displays, whether you are considering purchasing or selling HMDs, you need to consider the InterPupillary Distance (IPD) on your head mounted displays. For example, children will require a significantly lower IPD measurement for HMDs than will adults.
Consider these steps for adjusting your HMD:
1. Practice proper use of HMD. If you normally wear glasses, keep them on to allow your eyes to remain focused.
2. Adjust your HMD to rest against your forehead, not on your nose.
3. Adjust the lenses on your HMD to be parallel with your eyes (read your manual’s instructions for aligning the eye piece with your IPD). This is important for children because misalignment may cause visual impairment. Children should not wear the HMD for prolonged periods of time.
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Use head mounted displays for training and safe practiceSome of the benefits of virtual reality are overlooked. The benefits of training people before they enter dangerous or hazardous jobs are enormous when using head mounted TV displays. Initial training done in VR wearing head mounted video displays can actually save lives by preventing real life disasters. Remember, it is OK to make a mistake in a VR test, but an error in real life hazardous work could be deadly to your employees.
- Get informed about the benefits and risks of using HMD by keeping up-to-date with medical news and case studies.
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