Toward occlusion-capable optical see-through head-mounted displays

Hong Hua, Austin Wilson

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Among the many challenges in developing optical see-through head-mounted displays (HMD) for consumer applications, achieving high-contrast image in bright environment is one of the key obstacles. Most of the state-of-the-art optical see-though head-mounted displays (OST-HMD) lack the ability to occlude the real scene and fail to render the virtual scene in high contrast with bright surroundings. In this paper, we will review the technical challenges, present the development of an occlusion-capable OST-HMD prototype, and demonstrate its mutual occlusion capability and performance in bright environments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2017
PublisherOptica Publishing Group (formerly OSA)
ISBN (Print)9781943580330
StatePublished - 2017
EventFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2017 - Washington, United States
Duration: Sep 18 2017Sep 21 2017

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
VolumePart F66-FiO 2017
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


OtherFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Augmented reality
  • Head-mounted displays (HMD)
  • Occlusion
  • See-through

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mechanics of Materials


Dive into the research topics of 'Toward occlusion-capable optical see-through head-mounted displays'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this