Label Segregation by Remapping Stereoscopic Depth in Far-Field Augmented Reality
2008 (English)In: 7th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, 2008. ISMAR 2008. / [ed] Mark A. Livingston, Oliver Bimber, Hideo Saito, Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE , 2008, 143-152 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
This paper describes a novel technique for segregating overlapping labels in stereoscopic see-through displays. The present study investigates the labeling of far-field objects, with distances ranging 100-120 m. At these distances the stereoscopic disparity difference between objects is below 1 arcmin, so labels rendered at the same distance as their corresponding objects appear as if on a flat layer in the display. This flattening is due to limitations of both display and human visual resolution. By remapping labels to predetermined depth layers on the optical path between the observer and the labeled object, an interlayer disparity ranging from 5 to 20 arcmin can be achieved for 5 overlapping labels. The present study evaluates the impact of such depth separation of superimposed layers, and found that a 5 arcmin interlayer disparity yields a significantly lower response time, over 20% on average, in a visual search task compared to correctly registering labels and objects in depth. Notably the performance does not improve when doubling the interlayer disparity to 10 arcmin and, surprisingly, the performance degrades significantly when again doubling the interlayer disparity to 20 arcmin, approximating the performance in situations with no interlayer disparity. These results confirm that our technique can be used to segregate overlapping labels in the far visual field, without the cost associated with traditional label placement algorithms.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE , 2008. 143-152 p.
label placement, user interfaces, stereoscopic displays, augmented reality, visual clutter, information layering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-43009DOI: 10.1109/ISMAR.2008.4637341ISI: 000260993200026Local ID: 70649ISBN: 978-1-4244-2840-3 (print)ISBN: 978-1-4244-2859-5 (e-ISBN)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-43009DiVA: diva2:263866
7th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, Cambridge, UK, 15-18 Sept. 2008