# Do I Smell Coffee? The Tale of a 360° Mulsemedia Experience

Comsa, Ioan-Sorin, Saleme, Estevao Bissoli, Covaci, Alexandra, Assres, Gebremariam Mesfin, Trestian, Ramona, Saibel Santos, Celso Alberto, Ghinea, George (2019) Do I Smell Coffee? The Tale of a 360° Mulsemedia Experience. IEEE MultiMedia, . ISSN 1070-986X. (doi:10.1109/MMUL.2019.2954405​)

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## Abstract

One of the main challenges in current multimedia networking environments is to find solutions to help accommodate the next generation of mobile application classes with stringent Quality of Service (QoS) requirements whilst enabling Quality of Experience (QoE) provisioning for users. One such application class, featured in this paper, is $$360^∘$$ mulsemedia-multiple sensorial media-which enriches $$360^∘$$ video by adding sensory effects that stimulate human senses beyond those of sight and hearing, such as the tactile and olfactory ones. In this paper, we present a conceptual framework for $$360^∘$$ mulsemedia delivery and a $$360^∘$$ mulsemedia-based prototype that enables users to experience $$360^∘$$ mulsemedia content. User evaluations revealed that higher video resolutions do not necessarily lead to the highest QoE levels in our experimental setup. Therefore, bandwidth savings can be leveraged with no detrimental impact on QoE.

Item Type: Article 10.1109/MMUL.2019.2954405​ Streaming media, Quality of experience, Bandwidth, Prototypes, Synchronization, Video recording T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts Alexandra Covaci 06 Dec 2019 14:26 UTC 28 Jan 2020 04:12 UTC https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/79189 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes) https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3205-2273