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Mulsemedia DIY: A Survey of Devices and a Tutorial for Building Your Own Mulsemedia Environment

Saleme, Estêvão, Covaci, Alexandra, Mesfin, Gebremariam, Santos, Celso A. S., Ghinea, Gheorghita (2019) Mulsemedia DIY: A Survey of Devices and a Tutorial for Building Your Own Mulsemedia Environment. ACM Computing Surveys, 52 (3). 58:1-58:29. ISSN 0360-0300. (doi:10.1145/3319853) (KAR id:77597)

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Abstract

Multisensory experiences have been increasingly applied in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). In recent years, it is commonplace to notice the development of haptic, olfactory, and even gustatory displays to create more immersive experiences. Companies are proposing new additions to the multisensory world and are unveiling new products that promise to offer amazing experiences exploiting mulsemedia—multiple sensorial media—where users can perceive odors, tastes, and the sensation of wind blowing against their face. Whilst researchers, practitioners and users alike are faced with a wide range of such new devices, relatively little work has been undertaken to summarize efforts and initiatives in this area. The current article addresses this shortcoming in two ways: first, by presenting a survey of devices targeting senses beyond that of sight and hearing and, second, by describing an approach to guide newcomers and experienced practitioners alike to build their own mulsemedia environment, both in a desktop setting and in an immersive 360° environment.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1145/3319853
Uncontrolled keywords: DIY, Mulsemedia, displays, mulsemedia systems, multisensory devices
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Digital Media
Depositing User: Alexandra Covaci
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2019 16:13 UTC
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2020 04:12 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/77597 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Covaci, Alexandra: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3205-2273
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