Lotus: Enhancing the immersive experience in virtual environment with mist-based olfactory display

Yang Sheng Chen, Chiao En Hsieh, Kuan-Wen Chen, Ping Hsuan Han, Jui Chun Hsiao, Chien Hsing Chou, Kong Chang Lee, Che Ju Hsu, Yi Ping Hung

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Abstract

With the advance of virtual reality (VR) headset and haptic technologies, users can have a great experience when they are immersed in the virtual environment (VE). A fewer of research allow users to perceive the odor from the VE simultaneously. Based on the five senses, olfaction is one of the human sense that can perceive chemical information from the environment, which is also important for recreating the VE. In the past, some research groups have shown the techniques of olfactory display. However, to create the olfactory feedback for immersive VR when the user moving around in the tracking area, where a moveable display or a lightweight portable device is required, due to the user's nose is the only human receptor for perceiving the scent. We present Lotus, a steerable mist-based olfactory display with an airflow guiding module for simulating environments with olfaction. It can provide two kinds of VEs simultaneously for enhancing the immersive experience without carrying the weighty liquid.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSIGGRAPH Asia 2018 Virtual and Augmented Reality, SA 2018
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
ISBN (Electronic)9781450360289
DOIs
StatePublished - 4 Dec 2018
EventSIGGRAPH Asia 2018 Virtual and Augmented Reality - International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, SA 2018 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 4 Dec 20187 Dec 2018

Publication series

NameSIGGRAPH Asia 2018 Virtual and Augmented Reality, SA 2018

Conference

ConferenceSIGGRAPH Asia 2018 Virtual and Augmented Reality - International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, SA 2018
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period4/12/187/12/18

Keywords

  • Immersive experience
  • Olfactory display
  • Virtual environment

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