|Category:||Head-Mounted Equipment [HMD/NVG/Glasses]|
|Object Name:||MicroVision Scanner|
|Year of Manufacture:||Unknown|
|Location:||Main Object Store|
MicroVision, Seattle, Washington, developed a display system called Retinal Scanning Display (RSD) ( or Virtual Retinal Display VRD) technology which it paints images on the eye, resulting in daylight-readable, see-through images with high resolution. RSD is incorporated into a wearable head unit and allows the wearer to view data such as maintenance data, GPS information, blueprints or other information superimposed over the landscape. The VRD scans a low power beam of light to "paint" rows of pixels onto the eye, creating a high resolution, full-motion image without the use of electronic screens of any kind.
This unit was acquired to evaluate its suitability for a head mounted display of flight symbology.