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Eye-position tracking stereoscopic display using image-shifting optics
Author(s): Hiroshi Imai; Masao Imai; Yukio Ogura; Keiichi Kubota
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Paper Abstract

We have developed an eye-position tracking stereoscopic projector which employs image shifting optics. The display allows 3D images to be viewed without special glasses from any position along a lateral axis. Its image shifting device contains a plane parallel glass plate and is installed in a liquid crystal projector. Refraction produced by inclination of the glass plate shifts the optical axis of the projected image. Since the only moving part in the optics is the lightweight glass plate, the response of the image shifting device is both fast and precise enough for interactive 3D-CAD and virtual reality applications. To improve the system's interactive response, we have widened the stereoscopic viewing area by adding a device which causes the image to vibrate laterally. Also we use a new tracking algorithm which reduces the tracking error that would ordinarily be created by delay time. Experimental results confirm the success of these improvements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 April 1996
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2653, Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems III, (10 April 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.237457
Show Author Affiliations
Hiroshi Imai, NEC Corp. (Japan)
Masao Imai, NEC Corp. (Japan)
Yukio Ogura, NEC Corp. (Japan)
Keiichi Kubota, NEC Corp. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2653:
Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems III
Mark T. Bolas; Mark T. Bolas; Scott S. Fisher; Scott S. Fisher; John O. Merritt, Editor(s)

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