CUSTOMIZING MIRROR-PRISM HAPLOSCOPES FOR VIEWERS’ INTERPUPILLARY DISTANCE USING 3D-PRINTED ADJUSTMENTS

Attila Farkas1, Thomas V Papathomas1,2, John Papayanopoulos3, Tom Grace4

Introduction

  • Research using stereoscopic methods to simulate three-dimensional (3D) depth recently became more popular. Research topics are ranging from vergence-accommodation conflicts (Yang, Sheedy, 201), testing stereoscopic display systems used for vision research (Baker, Kaestner, Gouws, 2016) to diagnosis of patients with Schizophrenia (Farkas, Papathomas, et al., 2016;  Keane et al., 2013 ).
  •  Recovering depth from stereo image pairs is known to have difficulties ( Hoffman et al., 2008; Kim et al., 2012).
  • The main issue: Poor matching of the distance between the two eyes’ images and  the placement of the eyes’ prisms.