Blind stereo image quality assessment inspired by brain sensory-motor fusion Academic Article uri icon

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  • The use of 3D and stereo imaging is rapidly increasing. Compression, transmission, and processing could degrade the quality of stereo images. Quality assessment of such images is different than their 2D counterparts. Metrics that represent 3D perception by human visual system (HVS) are expected to assess stereoscopic quality more accurately. In this paper, inspired by brain sensory/motor fusion process, two stereo images are fused together. Then from every fused image two synthesized images are extracted. Effects of different distortions on statistical distributions of the synthesized images are shown. Based on the observed statistical changes, features are extracted from these synthesized images. These features can reveal type and severity of distortions. Then, a stacked neural network model is proposed, which learns the extracted features and accurately evaluates the quality of stereo images. This model is tested on 3D images of popular databases. Experimental results show the superiority of this method over state of the art stereo image quality assessment approaches


  • Karimi, Maryam
  • Soltanian, Najmeh
  • Samavi, Shadrokh
  • Najarian, Kayvan
  • Karimi, Nader
  • Reza Soroushmehr, SM

publication date

  • August 2019