New CIE Research Forum on Lighting in the Usage of Augmented, Virtual, and Mixed Reality Devices

February 2, 2022


Virtual reality technology is an important strategic field and will change the way we live and work in the near future.

But how can we create an immersive experience with augmented, virtual and mixed reality devices? The use of lighting in the integration of virtual images with real-world environmental targets is an important topic that needs to be studied.

The scope of this new CIE Research Forum (RF-04) aims to research the lighting issues raised from potential applications and scenarios of Augmented Reality (AR) technology. These potential applications include but are not limited to map navigation, industrial workshop assembly drawings, and instructions, security alert and target identification, medical surgery application, etc. The influences of lighting on AR applications will be discussed/addressed for a better visual experience of the real-world scenes. The RF will provide a discussion and information- and data-sharing platform to support the development of a comprehensive method for characterization of the background lighting in the augmented, virtual, and mixed reality applications. This RF will discuss the lighting requirements needed for augmented reality devices. Topics may include literature reviews and research studies on the spectrum, intensity, colour temperature, modulation mode, spatial distribution, and other relatives of the lighting in various types of applications.

If you want to join in the discussion of RF-04 then simply complete the TC and RF Membership Application form (filling in the requirements for RF membership) and send it to for passing on to Molly Mou,the RF-04 Convener.