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Virtual Display Beams Images Directly into the Eye

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VRD animation.

VRD animation.

Credit: Quin Smithwick, HIT Lab, University of Washington

 

an image from the VRD being scanned

This screenshot from an animation shows an image from the VRD (right) being scanned point by point into the eye, and that information being passed back to the brain's visual center, where the entire image is formed.

Credit: Quin Smithwick, HIT Lab, University of Washington

 

the VRD projecting a laser beam

This screenshot from an animation shows the VRD (right) projecting a laser beam carrying the video image through the pupil onto the retina (far left).The point of laser light is scanned horizontally and vertically very quickly, creating the image point-by

Credit: Quin Smithwick, HIT Lab, University of Washington