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Virtual display devices

Jemhadar hud view

Headset view

Virtual display devices were portable devices used aboard Dominion warships, which substituted for the viewscreens found aboard most starships.

There were at least two models: a compact headset (used aboard Jem'Hadar attack ships) and a larger shoulder-mounted version (used aboard Jem'Hadar battle cruisers). Dominion ships were normally equipped with only two display devices: one for the Vorta commander and the other for the Jem'Hadar First. (DS9: "The Ship")

The virtual display device gave the wearer the ability to view the space around the ship by simply turning his or her head (or as Elim Garak said, "It's like having a viewscreen inside your brain"). (DS9: "Rocks and Shoals")

The device itself was designed to be worn by Vorta and Jem'Hadar; when worn by other species, there may be some side effects. Headaches were one symptom experienced by Humans after wearing the device for an extended period. Cardassians and Bajorans seemed to have no problem wearing the headset. (DS9: "The Ship", "Call to Arms", "A Time to Stand", "Tacking Into the Wind")

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The Star Trek: The Dominion War DS9 novelization Call to Arms calls the device a "virtual scanner headset".

Montgomery Scott (alternate reality) at transporter controls

Similar device in use in Starfleet

It is possible that, since they were now part of the Dominion, some of these devices were engineered for Cardassian use.

In the alternate reality, Montgomery Scott used a similarly looking device while working the controls of the transporter aboard USS Enterprise in 2258. (Star Trek)

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