Verification of the Minimum Illuminance for Comfortable Reading of an E-Paper

  • Takehito Kojima
  • Shunta Sano
  • Nobuhiro Ishio
  • Tatsuya Koizuka
  • Masaru Miyao
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8011)


Various e-paper devices also have been released (e.g. Amazon’s Kindle DXTM), and their features include paper-like display and low power consumption. In our previous studies, in high light conditions, readability of the backlight LCD dropped significantly, because of the glare of the surrounding background. On the other hand, the readability of the electronic paper is increased, it was easy to read than backlit LCD. The e-paper that have low contrast ratio, evaluation of readability was low. In low light, the evaluation of the readability of the backlit LCD was high. The aim of this experiment was to verify the minimum illumination for comfortable reading with e-paper in low illumination (300 or less lx).


e-paper backlight LCD minimum illumination readability evaluation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Takehito Kojima
    • 1
  • Shunta Sano
    • 1
  • Nobuhiro Ishio
    • 2
  • Tatsuya Koizuka
    • 3
  • Masaru Miyao
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate School of Information ScienceNagoya UniversityNagoyaJapan
  2. 2.Miyao Laboratory CollaboratorNagoya UniversityJapan
  3. 3.School of EngineeringNagoya UniversityNagoyaJapan

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