Adding scent to television broadcasts by using closed caption data

Tatsuki Tatara, Makoto Kikkawa, Ken Ichi Okada

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Abstract

In this paper, to present new information and a high sense of realism to the audience, we propose a simple method of adding scent to television (TV) broadcasts. Recently, study of attaching scents to video has been active, and scented videos have been shown to successfully improve viewer understanding and sense of reality. Such videos are currently used mainly for advertisements and specific movies, and so few people have the chance to experience them. Thus, to provide opportunities for the general public to enjoy scentattached video content, we consider adding scent to TV broadcasting, which is the most common type of visual medium. However, the use of existing scented video techniques to synchronize broadcasts and scents would require developing a method to create new types of scent data. Such development would be difficult under current television broadcasting. Therefore, adding scent to a TV broadcast is presently complex. In this study, we add scents to a TV broadcast by attaching the scent information to closed caption data. By utilizing the already broadcast closed caption data, a scent can be added to a TV program and subsequently edited more easily than before. We have verified through experiments that the proposed method works as expected, and hence the attachment of scents to TV broadcasts through our simple approach has been demonstrated to be possible. We hope that through scent addition to TV programs with our developed system, many people can easily enjoy video content with high realism and attractiveness.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, AINA 2013
Pages822-829
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Aug 8
Event27th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, AINA 2013 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 2013 Mar 252013 Mar 28

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, AINA
ISSN (Print)1550-445X

Other

Other27th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, AINA 2013
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period13/3/2513/3/28

Keywords

  • Closed caption
  • Component
  • Multimedia
  • Scent
  • TV

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Tatara, T., Kikkawa, M., & Okada, K. I. (2013). Adding scent to television broadcasts by using closed caption data. In Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, AINA 2013 (pp. 822-829). [6531839] (Proceedings - International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, AINA). https://doi.org/10.1109/AINA.2013.159