Virtual chameleon: Wearable machine to provide independent views to both eyes

Fumio Mizuno, Tomoaki Hayasaka, Takami Yamaguchi

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Abstract

We developed a Virtual Chameleon that is a wearable device that provides independent fields of view to the eyes. It consists of two independently controlled CCD cameras and a head-mounted display. The Virtual Chameleon artificially enables the user to vary the directions of the visual axes of both eyes to arbitrary directions independently and to perceive each field of view simultaneously. Humans move both eyes in various styles of eye movements. But an attitude control of camera platforms equipped with the system was only corresponding to smooth eye movements because a control method of the system depends on only arm movements. It was assumed that visual stimuli induced by various eye movements affect predominance occurred in binocular rivalry. Therefore, in this work, we focused on patterns of eye movements and control method, and implemented additional functions to make users control Virtual Chameleon in various way by mounting pointing devices.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiomimetic and Biohybrid Systems - Second International Conference, Living Machines 2013, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages412-414
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9783642398018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2nd International Conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems: Living Machines, LM 2013 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 2013 Jul 292013 Aug 2

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume8064 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other2nd International Conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems: Living Machines, LM 2013
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period13/7/2913/8/2

Keywords

  • Binocular rivalry
  • Chameleon
  • Wearable robotics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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