Measurement of olfactory characteristics for two kinds of scent in a single breath

Kaori Ohtsu, Junta Sato, Yuichi Bannai, Kenichi Okada

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Abstract

This study describes a presentation technique of scent designed for users to recognize multiple scents during a very short time period. We measured the olfactory characteristics of subjects when two kinds of scents were presented in a single breath. We defined and measured the minimum ejection interval in which subjects could discriminate the two individually emitted pulses of scent, which we term "separable detection threshold", and the minimum ejection interval in which they could specify both kinds of scents, "separable recognition threshold". Further, "response time" and "duration of scent perception" were measured. As a result, we found the duration of scent perception and the separable recognition threshold were positively correlated. Knowledge of this olfactory characteristic brings us closer to being able to provide a greater sense of realism in multimedia environments, by describing more than one object by scent at the same time as the objects are seen on screen.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction - INTERACT 2009 - 12th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Proceedings
Pages306-318
Number of pages13
EditionPART 2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Oct 6
Event12th IFIP TC 13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, INTERACT 2009 - Uppsala, Sweden
Duration: 2009 Aug 242009 Aug 28

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 2
Volume5727 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other12th IFIP TC 13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, INTERACT 2009
CountrySweden
CityUppsala
Period09/8/2409/8/28

Keywords

  • Olfactory Characteristics
  • Olfactory Display
  • Olfactory Information
  • Pulse Ejection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Ohtsu, K., Sato, J., Bannai, Y., & Okada, K. (2009). Measurement of olfactory characteristics for two kinds of scent in a single breath. In Human-Computer Interaction - INTERACT 2009 - 12th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Proceedings (PART 2 ed., pp. 306-318). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 5727 LNCS, No. PART 2). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-03658-3_36