Fourth Dimension Displays, Kopin’s subsidiary accountable for new micro displays, is found in all your camcorders and military gears (as said by many), and is not something you can easily ignore.
Customers will definitely be more excited about outfit’s new idea, rather than it’s above mentioned use. Company’s new department is made to see the potential scenarios where OEMs can make use of these micro displays, like E3 demo of last year.
The designed setup includes a well protected helmet covering two of SXGA micro displays of the company, having dimensions 1280 x 1024. These displays are further connected to drivers that are then linked to a gaming PC.
Where last year, head tracking was done using the helmet, this time, something different is being done. This year, an air mouse attached to a plastic gun does the job of controlling movements on the display. The mouse and the gun are glued together, but certainly do not look a perfect combination. With all its flaws, however, the grouping provided an excellent scenario in Half Life 2, where it amazingly helped trap the soldiers in the trenches.
However, to further confirm the news, watch the video about it for yourself or visit any relevant gallery.