Multi-sensory technology that creates soap bubbles, which can have images projected onto them or when the bubbles are burst release a scent
The research paper, to be presented at one of the world’s most important conferences on human-computer interfaces – ACM CHI 2014 [26 April-1 May], could be used in areas such as gaming or education and encourage a new way of thinking about multi-sensory technologies.
SensaBubble, led by Professor Sriram Subramanian from the University of Bristol’s Department of Computer Science, is a chrono-sensory mid-air display system that generates scented bubbles to deliver information to people using different senses.
The bubble-based technology creates bubbles with a specified size and frequency, fills them with an opaque fog that is optionally scented, controls their route, tracks their location and projects an image onto them.
SensaBubble uses the concept of chrono-sensory experiences where layers of information are presented via different senses for variable length of times, each attracting different types of interest from the user. Firstly, a visual display projected onto the bubble which only lasts until it bursts; secondly, a scent released upon the bursting of the bubble slowly disperses and leaves a longer-lasting noticeable trace.
Sriram Subramanian, Professor of Human-Computer Interaction in the University’s Bristol Interaction and Graphics group, said: “The human sense of smell is powerful, but there are few research systems that explore and examine ways to use it. We have taken the first steps to explore how smell can be used to enhance and last longer in a visual object such as a soap bubble.
“There are many areas in which bubble-based technology like SensaBubble could be applied, such as a SensaBubble clock that releases the number of scented bubbles corresponding to the hour or SensaBubble Maths, an educational game for children, which incorporates smell as feedback on their success.”
Interactive technologies that are directly targeted at generating public interest and drawing the user’s attention have many applications in advertising and certain forms of education, such as museum exhibits.
SensaBubble could be adapted for use in a variety of areas including education, alerts and engaging user experiences.
The Latest on: Multi-sensory technology
via Google News
The Latest on: Multi-sensory technology
- Harnessing Technology for a Healthy Lifestyleon March 19, 2020 at 5:00 pm
Technology, without a doubt ... that is why it is considered that multi-sensory experiences, including AR, can be more effective in transmitting and processing information.
- Opinionated About Dining Unveils List of Top 100+ Asia Restaurants 2020on March 18, 2020 at 10:01 pm
that unites creative cuisine with multi-sensory technology. The immersive dining experience is the first of its kind anywhere in the world, and since opening in 2012, French chef Pairet has ...
- More than functionalon March 18, 2020 at 11:34 am
Another example comes from Kohler — One Touch Spa at Home DTV+, which brings in a multi-sensory, ultra-luxury spa experience via a cutting-edge touchscreen shower technology. Besides serving a ...
- 7 new-age classroom technology trends giving kids a unique learning experienceon March 16, 2020 at 1:18 am
With advanced technology, classrooms are now being given a multi-sensory learning environment through interactive whiteboards. Interactive whiteboards are a smart way to help students learn better ...
- Zephyr's New Augmented Reality App Is Shaping the Future for Virtual Kitchen Designon March 11, 2020 at 10:35 pm
App – Zephyr Kitchen Experience. Homeowners, designers, and builders alike can now self-discover Zephyr's range hoods in 3-D through a cutting-edge, interactive, and easy-to-use AR experience. The new ...
- Expo 2020 unveils nine country pavilions designed by studentson March 11, 2020 at 1:39 am
A wide array of student disciplines – from design and art to economics, technology and sustainability – is reflected in the diverse ... Nature, culture and history are at the heart of the ...
- Q&A: AR and digital twins are impacting on real estateon March 7, 2020 at 12:21 pm
Worldwide spending on AR and VR is expected to reach $18 billion in 2020. As AR becomes an invaluable tool for all facets of real estate , intelligent digital twins can change the way buildings are ...
- Aquarium of the Pacific to host performing arts productions from 2020on March 6, 2020 at 3:02 am
The Aquarium of the Pacific has announced that it will host performing arts productions in the state-of-the-art Honda Pacific Visions Theater, starting in spring 2020. The attraction is reinventing ...
- Let your mind travel: Marriott Hotel Al Forsan offers multi-sensory podson March 4, 2020 at 8:09 pm
Marriott Hotel’s latest campaign – Let Your Mind Travel – gives you the chance to do exactly that with its incredible multi-sensory pods. Designed to take the senses on a journey ... which allow ...
- Westfield theater will feature Regal’s first multi-sensory-effects auditorium in the stateon February 26, 2020 at 6:59 am
According to the CJ 4DPLEX website, the company has already implemented 4DX technology in 671 theaters around the world. Peters said Regal hasn’t established pricing yet for tickets to a 4DX ...
via Bing News