Virtual image display program, virtual image display apparatus, and virtual image display method

  • US 10,406,432 B2
  • Filed: 06/29/2016
  • Issued: 09/10/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/16/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A computer program product embodied on a non-transitory computer-readable medium, comprising code executable by a virtual image display apparatus having at least a processor and a memory, the memory being configured to store an information providing condition of the virtual image display apparatus and being further configured to store to-be-provided information, to cause the virtual image display apparatus to carry out the following steps:

  • detecting, with a sensor operationally linked to the virtual image display apparatus, a movement of a body part of a player, the body part comprising at least one of a head of the player and an eye of the player, and the sensor being at least one of the set of;

    a gyro sensor configured to measure movement of the head of the player, an acceleration sensor configured to measure movement of the head of the player, a geomagnetic sensor configured to measure movement of the head of the player and a line-of-sight sensor configured to measure movement of the eye of the player; and

    determining, based on the movement of the body part of the player, a position and direction of the body part of a player;

    displaying, on a display operationally linked to the virtual image display apparatus, in accordance with the position and direction of the body part of the player, an image of a virtual space including a first area and a second area; and

    with the virtual image display apparatus, providing, when the information providing condition is satisfied, the to-be-provided information to the player by displaying the to-be-provided information in the second area;

    wherein the information providing condition is a condition of a gaze position moving to the second area from the first area, the gaze position being specified by at least one of the body part of the player being in a specified position or the direction of the body part of the player being at least a specified direction.

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