Oriented Display for Graphics Tablet
Original Publication Date: 1984-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-03
A recent article [*] describes a graphics tablet in which a portion of the action tablet surface serves as a screen for a back-lit display. In order to reduce power requirements for the illumination, the screen is of the high gain type and produces a narrow viewing angle centered on the axial ray from the projection lens. This is normal to the tablet surface which is at an angle of 20Œ or less to the horizontal. It can be shown that this is not ideal for viewing by a normally seated operator, and that the axial ray should be tilted towards the operator by about 26-27Œ relative to the normal for optimum viewing. Referring to the figure this is achieved by placing a 45Œ linear fresnel plate beneath the active tablet surface in the area of the back-lit display.