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Examination of a stereoscopic 3D display system using a correction lens
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes an examination of a stereoscopic 3-D display system using a correction lens. The purpose of the system is to reduce the accommodation and convergence difference during viewing stereoscopic 3-D images by using simple technique. This correction lens is a mono-focal lens, and added to the polarized filter glasses. In this study, the authors carried out three experiments in order to examine the appropriate utilization conditions and effects of the correction lens. In experiment 1, the refractive power of correction lens was examined under six conditions in which distances of accommodation and convergence were theoretically equal. In experiment 2, the presenting condition of stereoscopic 3-D images suitable for the correction lens was examined by measurement of refractions during viewing visual target that moved in depth direction. In experiment 3, the effectiveness of the correction lens was examined by using the utilization conditions obtained in experiment 1 and 2. From the results of the experiments, the following conclusions were drawn. (1) Correction lenses shift the accommodation distance. (2) Using a correction lens with the appropriate refractive power and setting the appropriate conditions for presenting stereoscopic 3-D images reduced the difference between accommodation and convergence. (3) The use of a correction lens affected the subjective symptoms of asthenopia.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 May 2003
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5006, Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems X, (30 May 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.474154
Show Author Affiliations
Takashi Kawai, Waseda Univ. (Japan)
Takashi Shibata, Waseda Univ. (Japan)
Keiji Ohta, Waseda Univ. (Japan)
Yoshihiro Yoshihara, Arisawa Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Tetsuri Inoue, Kanagawa Institute of Technology (Japan)
Tsuneto Iwasaki, Univ. of Occupational and Environmental Health (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5006:
Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems X
Andrew J. Woods; John O. Merritt; Stephen A. Benton; Mark T. Bolas, Editor(s)

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