Head of the Research Laboratory
Ferenc Szabó, PhD, Associate Professor
Home Page: http://vision.uni-pannon.hu
Activities in the Laboratory
The research and development activity of the Laboratory can be categorized into two main areas: objective and physical measurement of light emitting diodes (LEDs) and lighting systems; psychophysical experiments in the fields of vision and colour.
Virtual Reality and Multimedia
Our research activity focuses on the development of complex rehabilitation supporting virtual reality and multimedia softwares and also assistance softwares for people with different disabilities. As part of a current research project we are developing such a software to support post stroke rehabilitation. The Laboratory is open for similar research topics.
Photometry and Colorimetry of Light Emitting Diodes
The Laboratory is well prepared to measure luminous intensity, total luminous flux, luminous intensity distribution, colour and colour rendering properties, ageing and electrical properties of LEDs, LED lamps and luminaires using LED sources. Investigations of such kind are conducted in the frame of several national and international projects. Two outstanding projects were the international cooperation where an LED automotive luminaire was developed and the award winning Hungarian national project in the field of road lighting.
Psychophysical Visual Investigations
In our Laboratory energy efficient indoor and outdoor lighting systems are developed. We designed optimized LED lamps for home lighting in an international cooperative project. In another international project have been working on museum lighting, using LEDs which are energy efficient, have optimal colour rendering and are safe for paintings. The modern equipment of the laboratory allows the conduction of eye tracking experiments either in real or displayed environments.
Basic Research Activities
In our Laboratory', basic research is emphasized. We do research on the better description of brightness perception; a new international standard was published based on our twilight vision psychophysical experiments which supports the development of a more energy efficient road lighting. A new colour harmony system was developed and we have been active in the development of a new version of colour matching functions to describe colour stimuli in the form of today's needs. The Laboratory is open to do investigations and experiments in it's research fields and to co-operate in research projects.
Biography of the Head of the Laboratory