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Title: The sweet smell of success: Enhancing multimedia applications with olfaction
Authors: Ghinea, G
Ademoye, OA
Keywords: Design;Experimentation;Human factors;Olfaction;Human-computer interaction;Multimedia quality;Quality of perception
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Citation: ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications, 8(1): No. 2, Jan 2012
Abstract: Olfaction, or smell, is one of the last challenges which multimedia applications have to conquer. As far as computerized smell is concerned, there are several difficulties to overcome, particularly those associated with the ambient nature of smell. In this article, we present results from an empirical study exploring users' perception of olfaction-enhanced multimedia displays. Findings show that olfaction significantly adds to the user multimedia experience. Moreover, use of olfaction leads to an increased sense of reality and relevance. Our results also show that users are tolerant of the interference and distortion effects caused by olfactory effect in multimedia.
Description: This is the Post-Print version of the Article. The official published version can be accessed from the link below - Copyright @ 2012 ACM
ISSN: 1551-6857
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