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A Low-Cost Projection Based Virtual Reality Display

Dave Pape *, Josephine Anstey **, Greg Dawe *
* University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
** University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY


This paper describes the construction of a single screen, projection-based VR display using commodity, or otherwise low-cost, components. The display is based on Linux PCs, and uses polarized stereo. Our aim is to create a system that is accessible to the many museums and schools that do not have large budgets for exploring new technology. In constructing this system we have been evaluating a number of options for the screens, projectors, and computer hardware.

Projection based virtual reality, passive stereo, PC graphics

Dave Pape 2002-01-14