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Journal of Electronic Imaging

Study of the perception of three-dimensional spatial relations for a volumetric display
Author(s): Christoph M. Hoffmann; Zygmunt Pizlo; Voicu S. Popescu; Paul Rosen
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Paper Abstract

We test perception of 3-D spatial relations in 3-D images rendered by a 3-D display and compare it to that of a high-resolution flat panel display. Our 3-D display is a device that renders a 3-D image by displaying, in rapid succession, radial slices through the scene on a rotating screen. The image is contained in a glass globe and can be viewed from virtually any direction. We conduct a psychophysical experiment where objects with varying complexity are used as stimuli. On each trial, an object or a distorted version is shown at an arbitrary orientation. The subject's task is to decide whether or not the object is distorted under several viewing conditions (monocular/binocular, with/without motion parallax, and near/far). The subject's performance is measured by the detectability d, a conventional dependent variable in signal detection experiments. Highest d values are measured for the 3-D display when the subject is allowed to walk around the display.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 2006
PDF: 8 pages
J. Electron. Imag. 15(3) 033002 doi: 10.1117/1.2234321
Published in: Journal of Electronic Imaging Volume 15, Issue 3
Show Author Affiliations
Christoph M. Hoffmann, Purdue Univ. (United States)
Zygmunt Pizlo, Purdue Univ. (United States)
Voicu S. Popescu, Purdue Univ. (United States)
Paul Rosen, Purdue Univ. (United States)

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