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Subjective evaluation of two stereoscopic imaging systems exploiting visual attention to improve 3D quality of experience
Author(s): Philippe Hanhart; Touradj Ebrahimi
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Paper Abstract

Crosstalk and vergence-accommodation rivalry negatively impact the quality of experience (QoE) provided by stereoscopic displays. However, exploiting visual attention and adapting the 3D rendering process on the fly can reduce these drawbacks. In this paper, we propose and evaluate two different approaches that exploit visual attention to improve 3D QoE on stereoscopic displays: an offline system, which uses a saliency map to predict gaze position, and an online system, which uses a remote eye tracking system to measure real time gaze positions. The gaze points were used in conjunction with the disparity map to extract the disparity of the object-of-interest. Horizontal image translation was performed to bring the fixated object on the screen plane. The user preference between standard 3D mode and the two proposed systems was evaluated through a subjective evaluation. Results show that exploiting visual attention significantly improves image quality and visual comfort, with a slight advantage for real time gaze determination. Depth quality is also improved, but the difference is not significant.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 March 2014
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 9011, Stereoscopic Displays and Applications XXV, 90110D (6 March 2014);
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Philippe Hanhart, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
Touradj Ebrahimi, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9011:
Stereoscopic Displays and Applications XXV
Andrew J. Woods; Nicolas S. Holliman; Gregg E. Favalora, Editor(s)

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