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Visual Field

The visual field, is the potential area a given individual can see, without moving their eyes. It comprises both central vision and peripheral vision, and, for immersive VR, is the minimum area the display feedback must encompass. For humans, the max visual field is typically, when looking straight ahead, 60 degrees towards the nose, and 100 degrees away from the nose (total of 160 degrees for each eye) in the horizontal direction, and 60 degrees above and below, vertically.

Any movement, or sudden light in this range will be caught by the eye, without necessitating any movement. This is why an immersive VR has to cover this range at minimum.

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Related Dictionary Entries for Visual Field:

Central Vision

Kinematic Motion Estimation

Visual Field


Resources in our database matching the Term Visual Field:

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An Introduction to: Genetically Personalised Medicine
Genetically personalised medicine - the naescent field of pharmacogenetics - is starting to make its impact felt. This field is part of the hospital in the home phenomenon so vital to long-term immersion use, for the physical shell.

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Resource List: Visual AR Development
Visual augmented reality elements are amongst the simplest AR elements to integrate into the physical environment. That said, tracking and adjusting for a continually changing user viewpoint, without it becoming obvious that the data is superimposed from VR, is a major undertaking.

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Cystal [eye]ball: Precognitive Eyes are Normal
It takes our brain nearly one-tenth of a second to translate the light that hits our retina into a visual perception of the world around us. Because of the 10th of a second delay, an Assistant Professor has developed a case arguing that our visual system needs to do more than just report current events - it needs to see the future as well.

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An introductory-level overview of the field of prosthetic limb replacement, and the level of development it is reaching.

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An interoductionary overview of the field of teledildonics, or remote-operated sex, covering everything from theory, to current applications, to future possibilities, and ideas for developers.

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Neurons as Artificial Control Circuits
A look at a different type of Brain Machine Interface: The emerging field of animats, or robots controlled by neural tissue that grows and multiplies between electrode arrays.

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Military Strategies Based On Ants' Movements
Sometimes viable battlespace tactics come out of left field. In this case, a system that in all likelihood will end up as a military asset, started life in several commercial videogames.

A lavishly illustrated collection of short interviews with people from all over the field of robotics. The book is 240 pages long, but no one interview comprises more than four pages within it, interspaced with the illustrations.


Industry News containing the Term Visual Field:

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People who lose vision after stroke can have their brain rewired to see again.

Called vision restoration therapy, the treatment involves identifying and stimulating regions in the visual field that are only partly damaged.

Patients who are blind in one side of their visual field benefit from presentation of sounds on the affected side. After passively hearing sounds for an hour, their visual detection of light stimuli in the blind half of their visual field i...

Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, US, have developed a much more sophisticated algorithm for the extraction of visual stimuli from human brain signals.

Previously, the best we could hope for, was to det...

Using tiny solar-panel-like cells surgically placed underneath the retina, scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have devised a system that may someday restore sight to people who have lost vision because of certain types...

The European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP) is dedicated to the science of visual perception.

ECVP 2005 in A Coru?a, Galicia, Spain promises to be the most exciting ECVP to date, and offers a beautiful and fun-filled ...