Experiments were conducted to understand the basic characteristics of pointing to three-dimensional images generated by stereoscopic images. The experimental examination found that it was difficult to point to the correct position of the image and that the depth of the image was underestimated so that the object perceived by the subject was distorted. Subjects who were familiar with viewing 3-D images made less error in position and size perception than did subjects having little experience in viewing 3-D images. These results imply that the performance of 3-D pointing in stereoscopic 3-D images will improve with experience although it is difficult to perform a 3-D pointing precisely.
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