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Development of 128-directional 3D display system
Author(s): Junichi Ouchi; Hiroyuki Kamei; Kengo Kikuta; Yasuhiro Takaki
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Paper Abstract

We developed a new virtual reality (VR) system that enables direct interaction between a 3D image and a finger without wearing special 3D glasses and without attaching any marker or detector to the finger. Moreover, it frees the user from visual fatigue. The system consists of a 128-directional 3D display, a PC cluster, and a fingertip detection system. The 128-directional display provides a natural 3D image which does not have the accommodation-vergence conflict and has very smooth motion parallax. It differs from conventional multi-view displays in that it precisely reconstructs rays from a 3D object. It contains 128 LCD panels, and the 128 images displayed on them are projected in different horizontal directions with a horizontal angle pitch of 0.23°. The PC cluster consists of 16 PCs. Each PC generates eight video signals. The fingertip detection system employs a stereo infrared (IR) camera. The 3D position of the fingertip is estimated by triangulation. We also made three application programs. The first one enables the fingertip manipulation of a 3D image in VRML format. The second one is a 3D drawing program that allows users to draw lines in the air. The last one enables the rotation of a 3D image of a 360° directional image by the finger.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 October 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6392, Three-Dimensional TV, Video, and Display V, 63920I (17 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.685520
Show Author Affiliations
Junichi Ouchi, Tokyo Univ. of Agriculture and Technology (Japan)
Hiroyuki Kamei, Tokyo Univ. of Agriculture and Technology (Japan)
Kengo Kikuta, Tokyo Univ. of Agriculture and Technology (Japan)
Yasuhiro Takaki, Tokyo Univ. of Agriculture and Technology (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6392:
Three-Dimensional TV, Video, and Display V
Bahram Javidi; Fumio Okano; Jung-Young Son, Editor(s)

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