The IEEE Standards Association is working on a number of standards related to consumer electronics, covering, for example, emerging applications for 3-D television sets and video connectivity.
“IEEE Standard for the Perceptual Quality Assessment of Three Dimensional (3D) Contents Based on Physiological Mechanisms” is establishing metrics for assessing the quality of images and videos on 3-D displays such as television sets and other devices. The standard also identifies and quantifies the causes of degradation of 3-D images and videos, including compression distortion, warping, and transmission errors.
“IEEE Standard for Network-Adaptive Quality of Experience (QoE) Management Scheme for Real-Time Mobile Video Communications” will help developers design and deploy real-time two-way and multiparty video connectivity within any mobile browser, application, device, game, or platform.
“IEEE Standard Protocol for Stream Management in Media Client Devices” is being developed for optimizing the delivery of media content to devices, taking into consideration bandwidth, network, and storage capabilities. The standard defines interfaces for intelligently routing and replicating content over various networks and communications protocols, and makes it possible to access content on airplanes.
“IEEE Standard for Camera Phone Image Quality (CPIQ)” specifies methods and metrics for measuring and testing camera phones to provide consistency in the quality of images. (Graphic compares the difference between a cellphone camera that applied the standard and one that didn’t.)