3D perception of numerical hologram reconstructions enhanced by motion and stereo

Näsänen, Risto and Naughton, Thomas J. and Colomb, Tristan and Emery, Yves (2010) 3D perception of numerical hologram reconstructions enhanced by motion and stereo. Information Optics (WIO) 2010 9th Euro-American Workshop. pp. 1-3.

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We investigated the question of how the perception of 3D information of digital holograms reconstructed numerically and presented on conventional displays depends on motion and stereoscopic presentation. Perceived depth in an adjustable random pattern stereogram was matched to the depth in holographic objects. The objects in holograms were a microscopic biological cell and a macroscopic coil. Stereoscopic presentation increased perceived depth substantially in comparison to non-stereoscopic presentation. When stereoscopic cues were weak or absent e.g. because of blur, motion increased perceived depth considerably. However, when stereoscopic cues were strong, the effect of motion was small. In conclusion, for the maximisation of perceived 3D information of holograms on conventional displays, it seems highly beneficial to use the combination of motion and stereoscopic presentation.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: 3D perception; adjustable random pattern stereogram; hologram sequences; image blur; image motion; macroscopic coil; microscopic biological cell; numerical hologram enhancement; numerical hologram reconstruction; stereoscopic presentation;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
Item ID: 2327
Depositing User: Thomas Naughton
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2011 10:01
Journal or Publication Title: Information Optics (WIO) 2010 9th Euro-American Workshop
Publisher: IEEE
Refereed: Yes

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