At Microsft Reasearch Hrvoje Benko and Andy Wilson are researching on augmented, mixed reality and projection mapping. It is an honor have met them in person in their lab at Microsoft Research in Redmond.
There you feel like being in a science fiction, but that’s reality!
Following video shows one of the last work of Hrvoje Benko and Andy Wilson about opacity see-throught (OST) mixed reality glasses and possibility to overlay spatially-registered computer-generated content onto the real word.
Due to the limitation of current optical design alongside weight consideration, the diagonal field of view is actually limited to less than 40 degree, making it difficult to create a sense of immersion or give the viewer an overview of the mixed reality space.
This seems just the issue lots of villains tested HoloLens reported. And here is a possible solution (at last for some scenarios) Hrvoje Benko and Andy Wilson are figuring out: to combine OST glasses with a projection-based spatial mixed reality display to achieve a novel display hybrid, called FoveAR, capable of greater than 100 degree field of view.
Video comments itself.
Source: Benko, H., Ofek, E., Zheng, F., and Wilson, A. D. (2015). FoveAR: Combining an Optically See-Through Near-Eye Display with Spatial Augmented Reality Projections. In Proc. of ACM UIST 2015.