October 1, 2018
The effects of natural scene statistics on text readability in additive displays
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
The minimum contrast needed for optimal text readability with additive displays (e.g. AR devices) will depend on the spatial structure of the background and text. Natural scenes and text follow similar spectral patterns. Therefore, natural scenes can mask low contrast text – making it difficult to read. In a set of experiments, we determine the minimum viable contrast for readability on an additive display.
By: Daryn R. Blanc-Goldhammer, Kevin J. MacKenzie