TWISTER III: A panoramic autostereo display for motion pictures

Kenji Tanakat, Junya Hayashi, Ichiro Kawabuchi, Masahiko Inami, Susumu Tachi

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TWISTER (Telexistence Wide-angle Immersive STEReoscope) is a panoramic autostereo display designed for face-to-face telecommunications. This device works as a cylindrical display by rotating multiple display units around an observer and by presenting time-varying patterns. Panoramic autostereo vision is achieved by using a "rotating parallax barrier" method, the effectiveness of which was already reported. To date, we have succeeded in presenting panoramic stereo motion pictures using the third prototype TWISTER III. Its design, implementation, and evaluation are reported, and past and present problems are enumerated. The discussion includes psychophysical experiments conducted to evaluate the display performance. Issues on constructing panoramic stereo images are also described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)819-826
Number of pages8
JournalKyokai Joho Imeji Zasshi/Journal of the Institute of Image Information and Television Engineers
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jun

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Media Technology
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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