ETN-FPI - European Training Network on Full Parallax Imaging

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Recreating visual reality can never be achieved by painting an image on a flat surface such as a TV screen. It requires a full-parallax display which can recreate the complete lightfield. Recent years have seen major developments and now the European Training Network on Full-Parallax Imaging (ETN-FPI) will develop a new generation of researchers trained both in the relevant physics, and in the biology of human vision.

Background

Current displays fall far short of truly recreating visual reality. This can never be achieved by painting an image on a flat surface such as a TV screen, but requires a full-parallax display which can recreate the complete lightfield, i.e. the light travelling in every direction through every point in space. Recent years have seen major developments towards this goal, promising a new generation of ultra-realistic displays with applications in medicine, informatics, manufacturing, entertainment, gaming and more. However, achieving this will require a new generation of researchers trained both in the relevant physics, and in the biology of human vision. The European Training Network on Full-Parallax Imaging (ETN-FPI) aims at developing this new generation. The research concept of the network is to depart from the notations of plenoptics, light field and integral imaging, used sometimes interchangeably, and to harmonize and advance further the research in these areas under the umbrella of the wider and viewer-centred FPI concept.

Objectives

Fifteen early-stage researchers will be employed on novel inter-disciplinary FPI projects. The training disciplines include theoretical and applied optics, multi-dimensional image processing, and visual neuroscience. The targeted applications range from plenoptic microscopy to interaction with visual content generated by wide field-of-view displays. Extensive studies on perception of continuous parallax and subjective tests on various displays are planned. The training program includes local training, online seminars, workshops, training schools and a conference. The researchers trained within the network are expected to gather competitive skills and become highly competent in bringing innovations to the field of ultra-realistic and interactive visual media. This will enhance their employability in a rapidly growing sector in academia and industry and position Europe as a leader in this emerging multidisciplinary field.

Read more about the research action on the official website:
www.full-parallax-imaging.eu

He coordinates training of the next generation research leaders

The European Training Network on Full-Parallax Imaging (ETN-FPI) is a new Marie Curie research action that will train the new generation of research leaders within the 3D area. The researchers will be trained in multi-dimensional image processing, relevant physics and optics and in vision science. The project started out in October 2015, and now the network coordinator Prof. Atanas Gotchev visited Mid Sweden University in Sundsvall.

Read the full interview with Prof. Atanas Gotchev

Network Coordinator The European Training Network on Full-Parallax Imaging

Atanas Gotchef 3D ContourNet COST Action

Prof. Atanas Gotchef coordinates the researchers.

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For more information about the project visit the official website:
www.full-parallax-imaging.eu

Research group

Researchers

Project period

2015-10-01 - 2019-10-01

Funding

3 801 840,48 EUR

Coordinator

Partners

Mid Sweden University, Sweden

Universitat de Valencia, Spain

University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Christian-Albrechts-Universitaet Zu Kiel, GermanyFraunhofer Gesellschaft zur

Forderung der Angewandten Forschung ev, Germany

Holografika Hologrameloallito Fejleszto es Forgalmazo KFT, Hungary

Raytrix GMBH, Germany

Funding information:

  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks (ITN-ETN)

  • H2020-EU.1.3.1. - Fostering new skills by means of excellent initial training of researchers

Contacts

Mårten sjöström

Prof. Mårten Sjöström
Project manager at Mid Sweden University