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Depth perception and user interface in digital holographic television
Author(s): James Barabas; Sundeep Jolly; Daniel E. Smalley; V. Michael Bove
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Paper Abstract

A holographic television system, featuring realtime incoherent 3D capture and live holographic display is used for experiments in depth perception. Holographic television has the potential to provide more complete visual representations, including latency-free motion parallax and more natural affordances for accommodation. Although this technology has potential to improve realism in many display applications, we investigate benefits in uses where direct vision of a workspace is not possible. Applications of this nature include work with hazardous materials, teleoperation over distance, and laparoscopic surgery. In this study, subjects perform manual 3D object manipulation tasks where they can only see the workspace through holographic closed-circuit television. This study is designed to compare performance at manual tasks using holographic television compared to performance with displays that mimic 2D, and stereoscopic television.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 February 2012
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8281, Practical Holography XXVI: Materials and Applications, 828109 (9 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.908538
Show Author Affiliations
James Barabas, MIT Media Lab. (United States)
Sundeep Jolly, MIT Media Lab. (United States)
Daniel E. Smalley, MIT Media Lab. (United States)
V. Michael Bove, MIT Media Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8281:
Practical Holography XXVI: Materials and Applications
Hans I. Bjelkhagen; V. Michael Bove, Editor(s)

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