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The title of the Diploma Thesis is an abstraction of the idea that one task of an industrial designer is to make technology applicable for the user by organizing them from the point of human needs. "Technische Orthesen - Head-mounted Displays in virtuelle Realität" (technical orthotic - head mounted display into virtual reality). An orthotic encaptures a part of the body and expands or replaces its function. So a head mounted display is an orthotic that allows the user to get into the visual part of a virtual environment.
The first part shows the history of head mounted displays and the contradiction in the possible quality and the quality of the state of the art head mounted displays. This part leads to the seven thesis:
The second part was a sketching part that leads to nine posters about five thesis (see the posters in the online version of the thesis).
The third part was a specification of a development of a head mounted display that comes out of the thesis and leads to a first design of two head mounted displays (see figure 01 and figure 02). We summed up the technical and human parameters and their possible translation into action. At last we made a briefing for the development of those head mounted displays.
Figure 01: Two eye monoscopic head mounted laser display
Figure 02: One eye monoscopic head mounted laser display
To see the entire Diploma Thesis (in german) have a look at the web version at the Bauhaus-Univesity Weimar.