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Depth cues in human visual perception and their realization in 3D displays
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Paper Abstract

Over the last decade, various technologies for visualizing three-dimensional (3D) scenes on displays have been technologically demonstrated and refined, among them such of stereoscopic, multi-view, integral imaging, volumetric, or holographic type. Most of the current approaches utilize the conventional stereoscopic principle. But they all lack of their inherent conflict between vergence and accommodation since scene depth cannot be physically realized but only feigned by displaying two views of different perspective on a flat screen and delivering them to the corresponding left and right eye. This mismatch requires the viewer to override the physiologically coupled oculomotor processes of vergence and eye focus that may cause visual discomfort and fatigue. This paper discusses the depth cues in the human visual perception for both image quality and visual comfort of direct-view 3D displays. We concentrate our analysis especially on near-range depth cues, compare visual performance and depth-range capabilities of stereoscopic and holographic displays, and evaluate potential depth limitations of 3D displays from a physiological point of view.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 May 2010
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7690, Three-Dimensional Imaging, Visualization, and Display 2010 and Display Technologies and Applications for Defense, Security, and Avionics IV, 76900B (14 May 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.850094
Show Author Affiliations
Stephan Reichelt, SeeReal Technologies GmbH (Germany)
Ralf Häussler, SeeReal Technologies GmbH (Germany)
Gerald Fütterer, SeeReal Technologies GmbH (Germany)
Norbert Leister, SeeReal Technologies GmbH (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7690:
Three-Dimensional Imaging, Visualization, and Display 2010 and Display Technologies and Applications for Defense, Security, and Avionics IV
Bahram Javidi; John Tudor Thomas; Jung-Young Son; Daniel D. Desjardins, Editor(s)

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