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Visual comfort of binocular and 3D displays
Author(s): Frank L. Kooi; Marcel Lucassen
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Paper Abstract

A major factor that seriously hampers the use of binocular displays is visual discomfort. We have experimentally determined the level of (dis)comfort experienced by 24 subjects for short presentations of a wide range of binocular image imperfections. The image manipulations are representative of commonly encountered optical errors, imperfect filters, and stereoscopic disparities. The results how that nearly all binocular asymmetries seriously affect the visual comfort if present in a large enough amount. Threshold values for the onset of discomfort are estimated from the data. The database collected in the study should allow a more accurate prediction of visual comfort from the specification of a binocular viewing system than so far is possible.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 June 2001
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4299, Human Vision and Electronic Imaging VI, (8 June 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.429532
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Frank L. Kooi, TNO Human Factors Research Institute (Netherlands)
Marcel Lucassen, TNO Human Factors Research Institute (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4299:
Human Vision and Electronic Imaging VI
Bernice E. Rogowitz; Thrasyvoulos N. Pappas, Editor(s)

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