Autostereoscopic Lab

Introduction
More and more autostereoscopic devices like televisions, gaming consoles and mobile phones exist on the mass market. Professional autostereoscopic monitors are used in medical technology.

In the autostereoscopic laboratory, students learn about the functional principles of such 3D displays. Looking to the future, the focus is placed on the 3D playback without tools like glasses. You will learn the preparation of content for stereoscopic multi-view displays. Experiments in 3D impression can be carried out for 3D characterization. Different lenticular sheets and their properties are tested in the development. Suitable methods for an optimal adjustment will be developed. The interaction and the reactions of people to the artificial 3D-impression are explored in collaboration with other research institutes.

Equipment
The Laboratory has five high-performance workstations for the different categories called characterization, programming, development, demonstration and interaction. An autostereoscopic 52’’ 3D display exists for demonstration, so that experiments with human perception of 3D impression are possible. There is also an optical table, where stereoscopic projections are tested and improved. An autostereoscopic 19’’ 3D display exists for different lens sheet adjustments and for verification of new image processing algorithms. For referencing, there is a 17” 3D monitor with stereomirror technology. To interact with 3D content there is a Kinect depth-camera. An automated multi-view 3D characterization system for autostereoscopic devices is currently under construction.

What is done?
In addition to research and development, students train the handling with autostereoscopy as a part of the display practical training in the sixth semester. Small groups create 3D content and learn to play it on autostereoscopic systems. Students program software to test image interlacing on different 3D displays during the project weeks. Bachelors and Masters work on larger projects as part of their thesis.