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 Short Courses begin
11 Jan
 Symposium begins
18 Jan
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8 Feb

Stereoscopic Imaging Fundamentals

Course Number: SC02

Stereoscopic Imaging Fundamentals
Instructor: Andrew Woods, Curtin University (course material jointly developed with John Merritt, The Merritt Group)
Level: Introductory
Duration: 4 hours total: two 2-hour sessions with a 15-minute break and 30-minute post-class discussion. This class takes place over two days.
Course Time:

Day 1 of 2:
    New York: Monday 11 January, 18:30 – 20:45
    Paris: Tuesday 12 January, 00:30 – 02:45
    Tokyo: Tuesday 12 January, 08:30 – 10:45
Day 2 of 2:
   New York: Tuesday 12 January, 18:30 – 20:45
    Paris: Wednesday 13 January, 00:30 – 02:45
    Tokyo: Wednesday 13 January, 08:30 – 10:45

This course enables the attendee to:

  • Understand how the human visual system interprets depth.
  • Understand how camera focal length, lens and eye separation, display size, and viewing distance affect stereoscopic image geometry.
  • Understand the human factors of using stereoscopic displays.
  • Understand concepts of orthostereoscopy, focus/fixation mismatch, comfort limits for on-screen parallax values.
  • Evaluate the operating principles of currently available stereoscopic display technologies and consider suitability for your proposed applications.
  • List the often-overlooked side-benefits of stereoscopic displays that should be included in a cost/benefit analysis for proposed 3D applications.

When correctly implemented, stereoscopic 3D imaging systems can provide significant benefits in many application areas, including medical imaging, teleoperation, molecular modeling, and 3D visualization. This course provides an understanding of the fundamentals of correctly implementing, using, and optimizing stereoscopic 3D displays. Topics covered include: stereoscopic image capture and stereoscopic content generation; stereoscopic image and video transmission, compression, processing, and storage; stereoscopic display system technologies; and human factors.

Intended Audience
Engineers, scientists, and project managers involved with imaging and video display systems for applications such as: medical imaging and endoscopic surgery, simulation & training systems, teleoperation systems, animation and computer graphics, data visualization, and virtual & augmented reality.

Andrew Woods is an associate professor at Curtin University, manager of the Curtin HIVE visualisation facility, and a senior research fellow with the Centre for Marine Science and Technology. He has expertise in imaging and visualisation with applications in oil and gas and maritime archaeology. He has bachelors, masters, and PhD in electronic engineering and stereoscopic imaging. In 2017, he was recognized as one of Australia’s Most Innovative Engineers by Engineers Australia.

John O. Merritt is a display systems consultant at The Merritt Group, Williamsburg, MA, with more than 25 years of experience in the design and human-factors evaluation of stereoscopic video displays for telepresence & telerobotics, scientific visualization, and medical imaging.


by December 31:
   member   $135
   non-member   $150
   student   $70
after December 31:
   member   $160
   non-member   $175
    student   $95

Discounts given for multiple classes.
See Registration page for details and to register.

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1/11/2021 6:30 PM - 1/12/2021 8:45 PM