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Stereoscopy is about creating stereoscopic views of a virtual environment, which suck the mind in and make it seem as if the person is actually standing in the VR, as far as their eyes can tell.

Stereoscopy at its heart is about delivering in pairs. Most of us possess two eyes, and for those who do not, work is continually underway to create artificial replacements. These two eyes sit in general, about two inches apart, measuring from mid point to mid point. This means that particularly for close objects, each sees a different angle, and thus a different view.

When the two images are combined we gain a 3D, spatial perspective of the object. If this spatial location sense is missing, i.e. by delivering the exact same image to both eyes, then our sense of spatial location ceases to function. Realism and believability drop through the floor, and interaction becomes a whole lot harder.

See Also: Anagraph Stereoscopy, Shutter Glasses, Spatial Display, Polarized Glasses, Passive Polarised 3D glasses, Stereoscopic, Autostereoscopic

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Related Dictionary Entries for Stereoscopy:

3D Multiview Video

3D Stereo

Anaglyph Stereoscopy


Anagraph Glasses

Anagraph Stereoscopy

Binocular Fusion

Binocular HMD

Binocular Overlap

Camera Version

Feedback Channel


Interocular Differences

Interpupilary Distance


Machine Vision


Parallel Rendering


Region Rendering


Spatial Display

Stereo 3D Display




Stereoscopic Distortion


Structure From Motion Computation

View Space


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Stereoscopic Display Methods
Visual stereoscopy comes in many flavours. Depending on how the video feed is constructed, and whether or not it was originally designed with stereoscopy in mind, the technology used to deliver a slightly different positional viewpoint to the eye, differs greatly.

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Stereoscopic Broadcasting Begins
With the hubbub surrounding cinema 3.0, and 3D stereoscopy in the cinemas, it seemed only a matter of time before stereoscopy as the next great buzzword of the passive entertainment industry (broadcast networks) started to filter into broadcasting.

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3D Visual Processing Centre Identified
Detecting 3D is a trait of stereoscopy. Its why humans tend to have two eyes, two different viewpoints create a degree of parallax, and allow us to perceive in 3D. However, motion parallax and movement in all three dimensions is harder to discern than simple 3D structure.

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True 3D Endoscopy
Whilst endoscopes and laproscopic surgery are truly a revolutionary way of peering inside the body and performing complex operations from tiny incisions, the size of the endoscope has always traditionally limited them to single cameras and flat displays. But, with a little lateral thinking, even a single camera can produce stereoscopy.


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Back on April 1, Google instigated a prank that allowed users to see an effect on Google Chrome that looked like 3D. It was actually pretty cool. But it seems as though that wasn't the only foray into 3D for Google. Apparently, the folks a...

The American Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio has teamed with Viking Systems, Inc. to create and field-test a head mounted display system for surgical use.

Digital Cinema Firm Launches Single-Lens Stereoscopy for Films

3D films are becoming all the rage with cinematographers at the moment. The only problem is, the twin lens cameras used, basically double up on everything, including operating costs for film or digital storage space.

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Toshiba Mobile Display has developed an OCB (Optically Compensated Bend) liquid crystal display panel for 3D glasses suitable for watching 3D television, enjoying 3D movies, or playing 3D games.

In recent years, increasing de...

Researchers at the UPNA-Public University of Navarre develop a technique to improve the capture in real time of three-dimensional images. The work, published in a leading scientific journal on Computation and Artificial Intelligence, has ap...