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Flatbed-type 3D display systems using integral imaging method
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Paper Abstract

We have developed prototypes of flatbed-type autostereoscopic display systems using one-dimensional integral imaging method. The integral imaging system reproduces light beams similar of those produced by a real object. Our display architecture is suitable for flatbed configurations because it has a large margin for viewing distance and angle and has continuous motion parallax. We have applied our technology to 15.4-inch displays. We realized horizontal resolution of 480 with 12 parallaxes due to adoption of mosaic pixel arrangement of the display panel. It allows viewers to see high quality autostereoscopic images. Viewing the display from angle allows the viewer to experience 3-D images that stand out several centimeters from the surface of the display. Mixed reality of virtual 3-D objects and real objects are also realized on a flatbed display. In seeking reproduction of natural 3-D images on the flatbed display, we developed proprietary software. The fast playback of the CG movie contents and real-time interaction are realized with the aid of a graphics card. Realization of the safety 3-D images to the human beings is very important. Therefore, we have measured the effects on the visual function and evaluated the biological effects. For example, the accommodation and convergence were measured at the same time. The various biological effects are also measured before and after the task of watching 3-D images. We have found that our displays show better results than those to a conventional stereoscopic display. The new technology opens up new areas of application for 3-D displays, including arcade games, e-learning, simulations of buildings and landscapes, and even 3-D menus in restaurants.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 October 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6392, Three-Dimensional TV, Video, and Display V, 639209 (24 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.687075
Show Author Affiliations
Yuzo Hirayama, Toshiba Corp. (Japan)
Hiroyuki Nagatani, Toshiba Corp. (Japan)
Tatsuo Saishu, Toshiba Corp. (Japan)
Rieko Fukushima, Toshiba Corp. (Japan)
Kazuki Taira, Toshiba Corp. (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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