Development of a high-performance olfactory display and measurement of olfactory characteristics for pulse ejections

Ami Kadowaki, Daisuke Noguchi, Sayumi Sugimoto, Yuichi Bannai, Kenichi Okada

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Abstract

For transmitting olfactory information together with audio/visual information in the field of multimedia, it is necessary to control the scent presentation in accordance with the changing images and sounds presented to receivers. However, continuous emission of scents creates problems of lingering scent in air and human olfactory adaptation. To overcome such problems we applied repeated pulse ejections to emit a scent for short periods of time. We remodeled an olfactory display having high emission control ability. This display can control emit for a unit of 667 μsec. It has been found out that the shortest time of pulse ejection which everyone can sense is 33 msec in this preliminary experiment. So we measured olfactory characteristics for 33 msec of pulse ejection. "Response time" and "Duration of scent perception" were measured for pulse ejection. Further, we defined and measured the minimum ejection interval that subject could discriminate the two individually emitted pulses of scent, which we call "Separable detection threshold". It is expected that scent presentation based on these results can match visual and audio information and better enhance the sense of reality.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2010 10th Annual International Symposium on Applications and the Internet, SAINT 2010
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Nov 29
Event2010 10th Annual International Symposium on Applications and the Internet, SAINT 2010 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2010 Jul 192010 Jul 23

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2010 10th Annual International Symposium on Applications and the Internet, SAINT 2010

Other

Other2010 10th Annual International Symposium on Applications and the Internet, SAINT 2010
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period10/7/1910/7/23

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Keywords

  • Olfactory characteristic
  • Olfactory communication
  • Olfactory display
  • Pulse ejection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications

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Kadowaki, A., Noguchi, D., Sugimoto, S., Bannai, Y., & Okada, K. (2010). Development of a high-performance olfactory display and measurement of olfactory characteristics for pulse ejections. In Proceedings - 2010 10th Annual International Symposium on Applications and the Internet, SAINT 2010 (pp. 1-6). [5598180] (Proceedings - 2010 10th Annual International Symposium on Applications and the Internet, SAINT 2010). https://doi.org/10.1109/SAINT.2010.39