The prototype display system is setup for users to interact with at Siggraph in the Emerging Technologies pavilion. It is comprised of a custom-fabricated HMD using modified off-the-shelf parts, as well as GPU-accelerated light field renderers (including ray tracing and a “backward compatible” method for existing stereoscopic content). It is comprised of a pair of OLED panels covered with two micro-lens arrays. This approach in design will enable a thin head-mounted display, since the black box containing driver electronics could be waist-mounted with longer OLED ribbon cables.
The team plans to present their research paper during a technical brief later this year at Siggraph Asia. More information about the project can be foundvideo to show off their work.