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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​)


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
DOI/Identification number: 10.1109/MMUL.2019.2954405​
Uncontrolled keywords: Streaming media, Quality of experience, Bandwidth, Prototypes, Synchronization, Video recording
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Depositing User: Alexandra Covaci
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2019 14:26 UTC
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2020 04:12 UTC
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