Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) announced on August 20 that a task force led by Koreans invented criteria to assess ophthalmocopia, or fatigue of the eyes, when watching 3D images. This will be approved as an international standard late this year.
According to KATS, this assessment test has obtained approval to become a standard from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a private standardization organization headquartered in the U.S. This evaluation method was created by a task force inside the IEEE, which is led by Lee Sang-hoon, a professor at Yonsei University, and 60 professionals from 10 countries including the United Kingdom, France, and Japan. This team was formed as Korea proposed the IEEE to enact a standard criteria regarding 3D images.
The international ophthalmocopia assessment test standard has been based on 2D images so far. KATS emphasized that Korea led the push to establish an international standard for 3D images, which did not exist before, even though more and more people are enjoying 3D images due to the popularization of 3D TV.
Another task force led by Korean crew has developed 3D medical technologies and is now waiting for IEEE approval for international standards. Moon Young-rae, chief surgeon of orthopedics at Chosun University Hospital, is a leader, and nine organizations including Utah University of the U.S. participates in this group. This team developed 3D medical care modeling and simulation standards.
This standard proposal, different from computerized tomography or magnetic resonance imaging, shows 3D images equivalent to the images that people actually see with their eyes, and utilize these images in operations and treatments. KATS expects that final approval for standards from the IEEE will be granted within this year.