The Accuracy of Gauge-Figure Tasks in Monoscopic and Stereo Displays

Matthias Bernhard, Manuela Waldner, Pascal Plank, Veronika Šoltészová, Ivan Viola
The Accuracy of Gauge-Figure Tasks in Monoscopic and Stereo Displays
IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, 36(4):56-66, July 2016.

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The gauge-figure task (GFT) is a widespread method used to study surface perception for evaluating rendering and visualization techniques. The authors investigate how accurately slant angles probed on well-defined objects align with the ground truth (GT) in monoscopic and stereoscopic displays. Their results show that the GFT probes taken with well-defined objects align well with the GT in the all-monoscopic and all-stereoscopic conditions. However, they found that a GF rendered in stereo over a monoscopic stimulus results in a strong slant underestimation and that an overestimation occurred in the inverse case (monoscopic GF andstereoscopic stimulus). They discuss how their findings affect the interpretation of absolute GFT measures, compared to the GT normal.

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@article{bernhard-2016-gft,
  title =      " The Accuracy of Gauge-Figure Tasks in Monoscopic and Stereo
               Displays",
  author =     "Matthias Bernhard and Manuela Waldner and Pascal Plank and
               Veronika {v S}olt{' e}szov{'a} and Ivan Viola",
  year =       "2016",
  abstract =   "The gauge-figure task (GFT) is a widespread method used to
               study surface perception for evaluating rendering and
               visualization techniques. The authors investigate how
               accurately slant angles probed on well-defined objects align
               with the ground truth (GT) in monoscopic and stereoscopic
               displays. Their results show that the GFT probes taken with
               well-defined objects align well with the GT in the
               all-monoscopic and all-stereoscopic conditions. However,
               they found that a GF rendered in stereo over a monoscopic
               stimulus results in a strong slant underestimation and that
               an overestimation occurred in the inverse case (monoscopic
               GF andstereoscopic stimulus). They discuss how their
               findings affect the interpretation of absolute GFT measures,
               compared to the GT normal.",
  month =      jul,
  journal =    "IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications",
  number =     "4",
  volume =     "36",
  pages =      "56--66",
  keywords =   "computer graphics, gauge-figure task, perceptual
               visualization, shape perception",
  URL =        "https://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/research/publications/2016/bernhard-2016-gft/",
}