A Direct-Vision 3-D Display Using a New Depth-fusing Perceptual Phenomenon in 2-D Displays with Different Depths

Hideaki TAKADA
Sakuichi OHTSUKA

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E85-C    No.11    pp.1911-1915
Publication Date: 2002/11/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Electronic Displays)
Category: 3-D Displays
3-D display,  depth perception,  depth fusing,  luminance difference,  

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We propose a novel three-dimensional (3-D) display using only two 2-D images displayed at different depths. It is based on a new perceptual phenomenon induced by the human binocular visual system and enables an observer using no extra equipment to perceive an apparent 3-D image of continuous depth when the luminance is divided between the 2-D images according to the 3-D image depth. Our prototype direct-vision 3-D display using this mechanism can easily produce moving 3-D color images by using conventional 2-D color displays.