Participate in our study on lighting perception!

The University of Oregon Baker Lighting Lab is currently seeking subjects for a research study on lighting perception which compares physical spaces to immersive photographs displayed on various digital devices, including VR. The total time commitment will be about 30 minutes and will require the participant to sign up for and attend a single session. Compensation of $25 will be distributed at the time of the participant session. Participation is entirely voluntary.

Location:  University of Oregon, Eugene campus

Eligibility: Age 18+, English Fluency Required

Disqualifying Conditions: Visual impairment (partial or full blindness) or Pre-existing binocular vision abnormalities

Potentially Disqualifying Conditions: Psychiatric Disorders, Heart Conditions, or Other Serious Medical Conditions

Potential Risks: The physiological and psychological risks associated with this experiment are determined as minimal. All experimental conditions that participants would be exposed to could be experienced in a classroom setting under commercially available lighting products or on a commercially available display device. Participants might feel slight visual discomfort according to lighting preferences, glare levels, and luminance levels presented by the displays. While very rare, some people may experience seizures while wearing a Virtual Reality Headset.  If you are assigned to the VR group and have any of the potentially disqualifying conditions, you may be dismissed from the experiment or reassigned to a different group.

Confidentiality: Your identity will be kept strictly confidential and will only be used for scheduling and informed consent purposes. Your identity will not be stored in the dataset and will not be revealed in any published information produced by the experiment.

If you are interested in participating in this study, please fill your name out in the following Doodle link.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact: srockcas@uoregon.edu

This work is funded by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

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