Basic Contents

Computer Vision ... (Published 1992)

Simulated Human Vision..... Ian Overington

Location: Eastbourne. UK
ianoverington@simulatedvision.co.uk ............ www.simulatedvision.co.uk

ranging limitations. How, then, is the apparently simple, yet high resolution, human visual stereo
processing accomplished?

10.2. Some facts about early binocular visual function
10.3. Computer simulation.
10.4. From disparity to depth.
10.5. Multiplexing of stereo and motion processing.
10.6. Practical tests.
10.6.1. Widget.
10.6.2. Outdoor view.
10.6.3. Random-dot stereograms.
10.7. Conclusions.

Chapter 11. Multiple Scale Analysis.


In previous chapters it has been shown how it is possible to derive a great deal of high fidelity data
from images by spatially and temporally interactive processing based on an interpretation of human
vision. One fact which
must, however, be acknowledged, is that the incoming information content in
a scene, as imaged by any optics and sensed by any sampling system, must be dependent on the
distance of the scene detail from the imaging optics, the magnifying power of the optics (i.e. its focal
length) and/or the physical size of the sampling cells in the sensing system. Consider for a moment
what appears to happen with human vision. We are provided with an essentially fixed focal length
imaging optics (and therefore a fixed magnification of the incoming image on the retina). There is
thus a strict
minimum size of detail, defined by the physical imaging properties and the sampling