Presentation technique of scent to avoid olfactory adaptation

Ami Kadowaki, Junta Sato, Yuichi Bannai, Ken Ichi Okada

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Abstract

Trials on the transmission of olfactory information together with audio/visual information are currently being conducted in the field of multimedia. However, continuous emission of a scent creates problems of human adaptation to the lingering olfactory stimuli. During long movie scenes, viewers can not detect an emitted scent continuously. To overcome this problem we applied pulse ejection to repeatedly cmit scent for short periods of time to ensure the olfactory stimuli do not remain in the air to cause adaptation. This study presents the decision procedure for the ejection interval Δt required while considering the olfactory characteristics of subjects. The developed method provided the user with an olfactory experience over a long duration, avoiding adaptation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings 17th International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence, ICAT 2007
Pages97-104
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec 1
Event17th International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence, ICAT 2007 - Esbjerg, Jylland, Denmark
Duration: 2007 Nov 282007 Nov 30

Publication series

NameProceedings 17th International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence, ICAT 2007

Other

Other17th International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence, ICAT 2007
CountryDenmark
CityEsbjerg, Jylland
Period07/11/2807/11/30

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Keywords

  • Adaptation
  • Olfactory information
  • Olfactory sense
  • Pulse ejection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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Kadowaki, A., Sato, J., Bannai, Y., & Okada, K. I. (2007). Presentation technique of scent to avoid olfactory adaptation. In Proceedings 17th International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence, ICAT 2007 (pp. 97-104). [4414621] (Proceedings 17th International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence, ICAT 2007). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICAT.2007.45