OSA Incubator on Visual Perception in AR/VR

12 July 2020

This OSA Incubator has been postponed and will now be held in an all-virtual, web conference format on 22 - 25 September 2020.

OSA Incubator on Visual Perception in AR/VR

22 Sep - 25 Sep 2020
OSA Headquarters
Washington, District of Columbia, United States



  • Rigmor C. Baraas, University of South-Eastern Norway, Norway
  • Francisco Imai, Chair-Elect of the OSA Color Technical Group, United States
  • Ali Ozgur Yontem, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Jon Y. Hardeberg, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway
  • Manuel Spitschan, University of Oxford, United Kingdom


Recent developments in the technology for augmented reality, virtual reality and mixed reality have significantly advanced how display technology can be used. However, the interaction between novel displays and human perception remains a largely open space to explore. The objective of this incubator will be to enable two-way discussions on how perception science can inform the design and implementation of AR/VR/MR displays and on how AR/VR/MR displays can be used as tools to build experiments to understand human perception. Additional discussions will focus on how different AR/VR/MR applications are concerned with different aspects of producing a “good” viewing experience, in particular the temporal, spatial and chromatic aspects of a display.

Through invited talks, panels, moderated discussion periods and informal networking, this incubator will also explore the bounding limits of this technology: Is human perception intrinsically limited such that the display technologies do not need to deliver information above a certain quality, and hence, the design constraints could be relaxed. Or alternatively, is the sensitivity of the human perception way beyond what we can develop for these technologies and therefore, further novel solutions need to be developed?

Meeting Schedule

The program will be held as a virtual meeting, taking place from 10:00 EDT - 13:00 EDT each day. Please check back for a detailed agenda.

Are you interested in attending?

A limited number of spots have been set aside at this invitation only meeting for interested individuals to apply for. Please send a brief letter of interest along with a CV to the hosts at osaincubator@osa.org.
Additional Information

This page will provide you with information on receiving a letter of invitation if required for your visa as well as additional logistical and area information.