Depth-fused multi-focal plane displays enable accurate depth perception

Hong Hua, Sheng Liu

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

3 Scopus citations


Many different approaches to three-dimensional (3-D) displays have been explored, most of which are considered to be stereoscopic-type. The stereoscopic-type displays create depth perception by presenting two perspective images, one for each eye, of a 3D scene from two slightly different viewing positions. They have been the dominant technology adopted for many applications, spanning the fields of flight simulation, scientific visualization, medicine, engineering design, education and training, and entertainment systems. Existing stereoscopic displays, however, lack the ability to produce accurate focus cues, which have been suggested to contribute to various visual artifacts such as visual fatigue. This paper will review some recent work on vari- and multi-focal plane display technologies that are capable of rendering nearly correct focus cues for 3D objects and these technologies have great promise of enabling more accurate depth perception for 3D tasks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOptical Design and Testing IV
StatePublished - 2010
EventOptical Design and Testing IV - Beijing, China
Duration: Oct 18 2010Oct 20 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherOptical Design and Testing IV


  • Near-eye displays
  • focus cues
  • head-mounted displays
  • multi-focal display
  • stereoscopic displays
  • vari-focal display

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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