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Visidep (TM): A Three-Dimensional Imaging System For The Unaided Eye
Author(s): A.Porter McLaurin; Edwin R Jones; LeConte Cathey
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Paper Abstract

The VISIDEP process for creating images in three dimensions on flat screens is suitable for photographic, electrographic and computer generated imaging systems. Procedures for generating these images vary from medium to medium due to the specific requirements of each technology. Imaging requirements for photographic and electrographic media are more directly tied to the hardware than are computer based systems. Applications of these technologies are not limited to entertainment, but have implications for training, interactive computer/video systems, medical imaging, and inspection equipment. Through minor modification the system can provide three-dimensional images with accurately measureable relationships for robotics and adds this factor for future developments in artificial intelligence. In almost any area requiring image analysis or critical review, VISIDEP provides the added advantage of three-dimensionality. All of this is readily accomplished without aids to the human eye. The system can be viewed in full color, false-color infra-red, and monochromatic modalities from any angle and is also viewable with a single eye. Thus, the potential of application for this developing system is extensive and covers the broad spectrum of human endeavor from entertainment to scientific study.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 May 1984
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0462, Optics in Entertainment II, (23 May 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.941166
Show Author Affiliations
A.Porter McLaurin, University of South Carolina (United States)
Edwin R Jones, University of South Carolina (United States)
LeConte Cathey, University of South Carolina (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0462:
Optics in Entertainment II
Chris S. Outwater, Editor(s)

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