Comfortable stereo viewing on mobile devices

Takashi Shibata, Fumiya Muneyuki, Keisuke Oshima, Junki Yoshitake, Takashi Kawai

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    Abstract

    As 3D technology spreads, 3D imagery is being viewed in more diverse situations. Already, televisions and mobile devices are able to present 3D images, in addition to the cinema. Of these, mobile devices have the unique characteristic of requiring users to view images at close range. The authors conduct an experiment to examine the relationship between visual comfort and an individual observer's near phoria and interpupillary distance. The results show that observers with a higher degree of exophoria tend to prefer stereo images behind the screen because they cause less visual fatigue. On the other hand, observers with little exophoria or esophoria tend to prefer stereo images in front of the screen. Further, the results also show that observers with a greater interpupillary distance tend to prefer stereo images behind the screen. These findings suggest that the ability to adjust the depth of stereo images in advance based on personal phoria or interpupillary distance might help users achieve comfortable stereo viewing on mobile devices.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
    Volume8648
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    Event24th IS and T/SPIE Stereoscopic Displays and Applications Conference, SD and A 2013 - Burlingame, CA
    Duration: 2013 Feb 42013 Feb 6

    Other

    Other24th IS and T/SPIE Stereoscopic Displays and Applications Conference, SD and A 2013
    CityBurlingame, CA
    Period13/2/413/2/6

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    Keywords

    • Interpupillary distance
    • Mobile devices
    • Phoria
    • Stereoscopic images
    • Visual comfort

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Applied Mathematics
    • Computer Science Applications
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Condensed Matter Physics

    Cite this

    Shibata, T., Muneyuki, F., Oshima, K., Yoshitake, J., & Kawai, T. (2013). Comfortable stereo viewing on mobile devices. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 8648). [86481D] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2005774