Estimating Visual Comfort in Stereoscopic Displays Using Electroencephalography: A Proof-of-Concept

  • Jérémy Frey
  • Aurélien Appriou
  • Fabien Lotte
  • Martin Hachet
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9299)


With stereoscopic displays, a too strong depth sensation could impede visual comfort and result in fatigue or pain. We used Electroencephalography (EEG), which records brain activity, to develop a novel brain-computer interface that monitors users’ states in order to reduce visual strain. We present the first proof-of-concept system that discriminates comfortable conditions from uncomfortable ones during stereoscopic vision using EEG. It reacts within 1 s to depth variations, achieving 63 % accuracy on average and 74 % when 7 consecutive variations are measured. This study could lead to adaptive systems that automatically suit stereoscopic displays to users and viewing conditions.


Stereoscopy Comfort EEG Adaptive system Evaluation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jérémy Frey
    • 1
    • 2
  • Aurélien Appriou
    • 1
  • Fabien Lotte
    • 1
  • Martin Hachet
    • 1
  1. 1.Inria Bordeaux Sud-Ouest/LaBRIBordeauxFrance
  2. 2.University BordeauxBordeauxFrance

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