Human Olfactory Displays and Interfaces: Odor Sensing and Presentation

Human Olfactory Displays and Interfaces: Odor Sensing and Presentation

Takamichi Nakamoto (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
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Release Date: November, 2012|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 555|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2521-1
ISBN13: 9781466625211|ISBN10: 146662521X|EISBN13: 9781466625228
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Although good devices exist for presenting visual and auditory sensations, there has yet to be a device for presenting olfactory stimulus. Nevertheless, the area for smell presentation continues to evolve and smell presentation in multimedia is not unlikely in the future.

Human Olfactory Displays and Interfaces: Odor Sensing and Presentation provides the opportunity to learn about olfactory displays and its odor reproduction. Covering the fundamental and latest research of sensors and sensing systems as well as presentation technique, this book is vital for researchers, students, and practitioners gaining knowledge in the fields of consumer electronics, communications, virtual realities, electronic instruments, and more.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Analytical Method for Gas
  • Cross Modal Effect of Olfaction with Other Senses
  • Data Analysis for Electronic Nose
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Gas Sensor Device for Electronic Nose
  • Human Interface
  • Odor Recorder
  • Olfactory Perception and Evaluation Method
  • Physiology in Olfaction
  • Sensory and Objective Evaluation of Olfactory Stimulus

Reviews and Testimonials

Electronic and other engineers review the current status of a human-computer interface for smelling that is analogous to visual and auditory interfaces. Much research has been conducted on sensing, the input half of the interface, but very little yet on display, the output half. For scientists new to the field, they set out the fundamentals before describing recent research. The topics include interaction of olfaction with vision or other senses using olfactory display, odor recording, whether electronic mucosa is a natural successor to the electronic nose system, olfactory display based on ink jet printer mechanisms and its presentation techniques, and display technology of images with scents and its psychological evaluation

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Takamichi Nakamoto received his B.E. and M.E. degrees in 1982 and 1984, respectively, and his Ph.D. degree in electrical and electronic engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan. He worked for Hitachi in the area of VLSI design automation from 1984 to 1987. In 1987, he joined Tokyo Institute of Technology as a Research Associate. In 1993, he became an Associate Professor with the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology. From 1996 to 1997, he was a Visiting Scientist at Pacific Northwest Laboratories, Richland, WA, USA. He is currently an Associate Professor with the Department of Physical Electronics, Tokyo Institute of Technology. His research interests cover chemical sensing systems, acoustic wave sensors, neural networks, virtual reality, and ASIC design.