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Visual fatigue caused by viewing stereoscopic motion images: Background, theories, and observations
journal contributionposted on 13.06.2014 by Kazuhiko Ukai, Peter Howarth
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The background, theories, and observations on visual stress possibly caused by viewing stereoscopic motion images are reviewed. Visual fatigue caused by stereoscopic images is a safety issue. Fatigue is possible caused by the discrepancy between accommodative and convergence stimuli that are included in the image. Studies on accommodation and convergence are surveyed and an explanation regarding the characteristics of these functions is offered. Studies in the literature on changes in oculomotor function after viewing stereoscopic images, including changes in pupillary responses, are discussed. Evaluation of visual fatigue, particularly in relation to different methods of viewing stereoscopic displays is described.
This study was carried out under the Standard Authentication Research and development Programme, “Standardization of Assessment Method for Visual Image Safety,” promoted by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in Japan. This study was also supported by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B), 16300034, 2004–2006, and 19300037, 2007.