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Last modified: Monday, January 28, 2002 

Short for head-mounted display, a headset used with virtual reality systems. An HMD can be a pair of goggles or a full helmet. In front of each eye is a tiny monitor. Because there are two monitors, images appear as three-dimensional. In addition, most HMDs include a head tracker so that the system can respond to head movements. For example, if you move your head left, the images in the monitors will change to make it seem as if you're actually looking at a different part of the virtual reality.

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Home page for Albatech's Personal Monitor, a light-weight eyeglass mounted color monitor.

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Links to pages about HMDs and other wearable computing devices being researched at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

University of Birmingham - Human Factors of Wearable Computers
Describes the research into wearable computers that is being undertaken by members of the industrial ergonomics group within the university.

Visual displays FAQ
Comprehensive list of HMD vendors and resources. The FAQ is maintained by Toni Emerson at the University of Washington.

Wearable Computing Page
Home page of Wearable Computers Research at the University of Essex.

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Collection of categorized links to information about wearable computing. This page is hosted by the Tech Museum of Innovation.
A leading website for information on "cutting-edge wearable electronic devices." The site also carries news on related fields like voice recognition, net appliances and Internet music and new media.

WearComp.Org: The International Wearable Computing Web Site
Huge collection of information regarding research on wearables and personal imaging. The site is maintained by Professor Steve Mann of the University of Toronto.

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