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Stop-Motion Goggles

Theme: SIGGRAPH Core
Hall H

This simple wearable device expands visual perception of moving objects by allowing users to perceive visual information selectively through a high-speed shutter. Users can easily observe not only periodic rotational motion such as rotating fans or wheels, but also random motion like a jumping ball.

Enhanced Life
Stop Motion Goggles change the visual experience of moving and blinking objects, just as a telescope changes our perception of remote objects. They provide a new way of viewing the world around us.

Goal
To create a novel interface that enhances visual perception (dynamic visual acuity, depth, and shape perception) by presenting a real moving object as a stop-motion animation.

Innovations
Stop Motion Goggles expand visual perceptions by allowing the user to perceive visual information selectively through a high-speed shutter. The difference between this device and a stroboscope is that Stop Motion Goggles present different visions for each eye.

Vision
This technology could be used in schools and museums to enhance understanding of objects in motion. It could also control lighting synchronized with music rhythms by using the interference effect between the freqyency of the power supply of the lights and shutter frequency.

Contributors
Naohisa Nagaya
Fabian Foo Chuan Siang
Masahiro Furukawa
The University of Electro-Communications

Takuji Tokiwa
The University of Tokyo & The University of Electro-Communications

Maki Sugimoto
Masahiko Inami
Keio University