Stereoscopic depth perception in video see-through augmented reality within action space

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Depth perception is an important component of many augmented reality applications. It is, however, subject to multiple error sources. In this study, we investigated depth judgments with a stereoscopic video see-through head-mounted display for the purpose of designing depth cueing for systems that operate in an individual’s action space. In the experiment, we studied the use of binocular disparity and relative size to improve relative depth judgments of augmented objects above the ground plane. The relative size cue was created by adding auxiliary augmentations to the scene according to constraints described in the section on the underlying theory. The results showed that binocular disparity and relative size improved depth judgments over the distance range. This indicates that for accurate depth judgments, additional depth cues should be used to facilitate stereoscopic perception within an individual’s action space.


Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Electronic Imaging
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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  • action space, augmented reality, depth judgment, depth perception, head-mounted display, stereoscopy

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