Friday, March 6th, 2015

February 10, 2015, Electronic Imaging Conference, San Francisco—Jenny Read from Newcastle University talked about stereo vision and why it is needed in nature. Evolution has driven all invertebrates and vertebrates with vision to have stereoscopic vision. Stereo acuity is defined as the smallest depth step a subject can detect. In humans, this amounts to about [...]

February 10, 2015, Electronic Imaging Conference, San Francisco—Hirofumi Yabu from Osaka City University described the developments in holographic 3-D displays. With this development, we are close to the Star Wars scene showing a small Princess Leia image floating in space. Existing systems for full 360-degree 3-D images are fairly large and complex, like a CAVE [...]

February 10, 2015, Electronic Imaging Conference, San Francisco—Sergey Chestak from Samsung Electronics discussed a dual-side, transparent OLED 3-D display. The key underlying technology is the use of Gabor super-lenses. The uses for such a display include head-up displays, wearable devices and eyeglasses. A transparent display with parallax barrier 3-D images offers many new potential opportunities. [...]

February 10, 2015, Electronic Imaging Conference, San Francisco—Hironobu Gotoda from National Institute of Informatics in Japan talked about a different approach to lenticular autostereoscopic displays. This work overcomes some of the primary problems of lenticular displays, low resolution and limited angle of view. Lenticular displays use a simple technology to create 3-D images but they [...]

February 10, 2015, Electronic Imaging Conference, San Francisco—James Rehg from Georgia Tech talked about developing new tools to use the many available video analysis capabilities to evaluate social interactions in younger children. The growing capabilities of vision tools and other sensors provides an ability to measure and analyze behavior. In the recent past, some of [...]

February 9, 2015, Electronic Imaging Conference, San Francisco—Daniel Cernea from Technische University in Kaiserslautern discussed interaction-driven emotion visualization on multi-touch interfaces. The intent of the work is to create better user interfaces and incorporate other human factors to enhance collaboration. The detect user emotional states allows researchers to measure user affective states. In group settings, [...]

February 9 2015, Electronic Imaging Conference, San Francisco—Peter Nugent from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory described the efforts in incorporating big data techniques to detecting and observing super nova phenomena. The two major conflicting problems are in observing the whole sky for changes and the need for higher power telescopes, which have smaller field of view, [...]

February 9, 2015, Electronic Imaging Conference, San Francisco—Monica Lopez-Garcia from La Petite Noisuse Productions is studying the interactions of creativity, language, and emotion in film and theater. The availability of computers and other supporting technologies is helping scientists by adding words to their vocabulary and improve methodologies. The new science is giving insights into visualization [...]

February 9, 2015, Electronic Imaging Conference, San Francisco—Ian Bickerstaff from Sony Computer Entertainment highlighted their efforts to bring stereoscope to the Playstation generation and encourage the move 3-D. The company has been developing the underlying technologies in their Project Morpheus and has included many of the technologies into the latest console. A part of the [...]

February 5, 2014, Electronic Imaging Conference, San Francisco—Charles Bouman from Purdue discussed integrated imaging that takes advantage of the optimizations possible with different imaging techniques that integrate algorithms, computation, and sensors. Unlike current systems that just extract data from the sensors, an integrated design system could have better performance at lower power. Today’s sensors are [...]