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In memoriam: Fumio Okano, innovator of 3D display
Author(s): Jun Arai

Paper Abstract

Dr. Fumio Okano, a well-known pioneer and innovator of three-dimensional (3D) displays, passed away on 26 November 2013 in Kanagawa, Japan, at the age of 61. Okano joined Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK) in Tokyo in 1978. In 1981, he began researching high-definition television (HDTV) cameras, HDTV systems, ultrahigh-definition television systems, and 3D televisions at NHK Science and Technology Research Laboratories. His publications have been frequently cited by other researchers. Okano served eight years as chair of the annual SPIE conference on Three- Dimensional Imaging, Visualization, and Display and another four years as co-chair. Okano's leadership in this field will be greatly missed and he will be remembered for his enduring contributions and innovations in the field of 3D displays. This paper is a summary of the career of Fumio Okano, as well as a tribute to that career and its lasting legacy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 June 2014
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9117, Three-Dimensional Imaging, Visualization, and Display 2014, 91170K (5 June 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2058117
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Jun Arai, NHK Japan Broadcasting Corp. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9117:
Three-Dimensional Imaging, Visualization, and Display 2014
Bahram Javidi; Jung-Young Son; Osamu Matoba; Manuel Martínez-Corral; Adrian Stern, Editor(s)

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