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OSA Incubator on Visual Perception in AR/VR

10 May 2021

This OSA Incubator 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


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. View the current agenda for this OSA Incubator.


Registration for this incubator is free but by invitation only. For more information or to request an invitation to attend this incubator, please send a brief letter of interest along with a CV to the hosts at