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Large-format 3D interaction table
Author(s): Jonny Gustafsson; Christoffer Lindfors; Lars Mattsson; Torsten Kjellberg
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Paper Abstract

The first prototype of the Interaction Table was presented at the Electronic Imaging conference in 2004. In this paper we describe the progress made with the second prototype. The Interaction Table uses a autostereoscopic display, in reflection mode, to show a computer-generated three-dimensional image to a small number of people. The display is mounted as a table top so that the users can discuss freely while interacting with the image. Target applications include, e.g., product development, planning, surveying, military command, education, and medicine. Recently we work to increase the size four times to 60 x 80 cm. Furthermore, the field of view for each viewing position has been extended up to 120 degrees by the use of a specially made holographic optical element. The second prototype can be driven by a number of PC:s connected by a Ethernet network and/or by a single SGI Onyx computer with a number of separate graphics channels. For both the PC setup and the SGI system specially designed software written in Java or commercially available CAD visualization software can be used.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 March 2005
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5664, Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems XII, (22 March 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.589225
Show Author Affiliations
Jonny Gustafsson, Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)
Christoffer Lindfors, Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)
Lars Mattsson, Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)
Torsten Kjellberg, Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5664:
Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems XII
Andrew J. Woods; Mark T. Bolas; John O. Merritt; Ian E. McDowall, Editor(s)

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