Sony Patent | Head-Mountable Display System

Patent: Head-Mountable Display System

Publication Number: 20190033600

Publication Date: 2019-01-31

Applicants: Sony


A head mountable display (HMD) system comprises a detector and a controller. The detector is configured to detect a first illumination level in a first one of a display image for display to a user via an HMD and an ambient environment around the HMD. The controller is configured to control a second illumination level in a second one of the display image for display to a user via an HMD and the ambient environment around the HMD, according to the detection.


The “background” description provided herein is for the purpose of generally presenting the context of the disclosure. Work of the presently named inventors, to the extent it is described in this background section, as well as aspects of the description which may not otherwise qualify as prior art at the time of filing, are neither expressly or impliedly admitted as prior art against the present disclosure.

A head-mountable display (HMD) is one example of a head-mountable apparatus. In an HMD, an image or video display device is provided which may be worn on the head or as part of a helmet. Either one eye or both eyes are provided with small electronic display devices.

Although the original development of HMDs was perhaps driven by the military and professional applications of these devices, HMDs are becoming more popular for use by casual users in, for example, computer game or domestic computing applications.

The foregoing paragraphs have been provided by way of general introduction, and are not intended to limit the scope of the following claims. The described embodiments, together with further advantages, will be best understood by reference to the following detailed description taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings.

Various aspects and features of the present disclosure are defined in the appended claims and within the text of the accompanying description and include at least a video server, a head mountable display, a system, a method of operating a video server or a head-mountable apparatus as well as a computer program and a video signal.


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