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protected from deleting and replacing files.There may be cases in which staff will feel
uncertain in offering guidance about equipment, probably the most common scenario
would be the need to assist visitors, and the fear that expensive equipment could be
damaged or broken.This means that staff training should be carried out carefully and
dedicated staff will need to be active in offering similar assistance to visitors.Visitors must
be aware of the potential side effects of immersive VE equipment, such as nausea, possible
complications with cardiological pacemakers, and so on.
A p p e n d i c e s
Appendix I HMD Suppliers and developers
Checklist for choosing HMD's:
- what is the panel resolution?
- what display technology is used (LCD, CRT, other)?
- what are the weight and other physical dimensions of the device?
- is it binocular or biocular, and what is the type of the video signal?
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Manufacturer Product
Year
Price Resolution
Field
of view
(degrees)
Binocular/
biocular
Canon GT270
1999
<$1000
270k n.a.
n.a.
Interactive
Imaging
Systems, Inc.
VFX-3D
2000
$1800
360k =
263*480*3
24 biocular
Interactive
Imaging
Systems, Inc.
X-Viewer
2002
from $500
921k =
640*480*3
<40
biocular
I-O Display
Systems
i-glasses
3D
2000
$600NTSC
$700PAL
180k =
263*230*3
n.a.
biocular
I-O Display
Systems
i-glasses
SVGA
(2D)/
SVGA 3D
2001
$1200(2D)
$1600(3D)
800x600x3
26
diag.
both
Olympus Eye-Trek
FMD-
150W
2000-
01
240k (16:9)
37.5
binocular
Olympus Eye-Trek
FMD-700
2000
180k (360k
virtual)
30
binocular
Sony Glasstron
Lite
PLM-A35
1999
$500
180k
267*225*3
30
binocular
Sony Glasstron
PLM-S
700 (E)
1999
$2300
1.55MPix
832*624*3
28
binocular