HEAD ATTACHED TELEVISION
 Inventors: Peter P. Dukich, Blaine; Isaac W.
Metzger, Robbinsdale; John A. Volk,
West St. Paul, all of Minn.
 Assignee: Honeywell Inc., Minneapolis, Minn.
 Appl. No.: 735,934
 Filed: Oct. 27, 1976
 Int. CU H04N5/30
 U.S. CI 358/210; 358/93
 Field of Search 358/93, 98, 100, 108,
358/185, 209, 210, 217
 References Cited
U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS
2,675,462 4/1954 Newton 358/185
3,891,842 6/1975 Strusinski 358/185
3,919,475 11/1975 Dukich et al 358/210
3,944,738 3/1976 Johnson 358/93
Primary Examiner—Richard Murray
Attorney, Agent, or Firm—Charles G. Mersereau
small head mounted television camera which is adapted to transmit a picture of the operations carried on by the wearer of the camera to be remotely viewed and/or recorded by a third party. The focusing and aiming of the camera is remotely controlled from a console equipped with controls and a television monitor. An illumination system is provided which utilizes a dual beam, the convergence and elevation of which is controlled by the wearer. The illumination is fixed to the head mounting so as to follow the head movements of the wearer. The dual beam of the illumination system enables the area desired to be illuminated by the wearer to be so illuminated virtually without shadows and without interference to his field of view. The video image reproduced by the system is of a high quality which makes it quite useful for teaching and demonstrating such things as delicate surgical procedures of the type often found in dental, abdominal, cardiovascular and neurosurgery. Control of the illuminaton system by the wearer enables him to work without distraction caused by remote control of the illumination system. A second stationary mounted camera may be added to this system to provide additional coverage.