Olfaction Presentation System Using Odor Scanner and Odor-Emitting Apparatus Coupled with Chemical Capsules of Alginic Acid Polymer


IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E92-A   No.2   pp.618-629
Publication Date: 2009/02/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1587/transfun.E92.A.618
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: General Fundamentals and Boundaries
olfaction presentation system,  odor-emitting apparatus,  odor scanner,  chemical capsule,  

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For the purpose of the application of odor to information technology, we have developed an odor-emitting apparatus coupled with chemical capsules made of alginic acid polymer. This apparatus consists of a chemical capsule cartridge including chemical capsules of odor ingredients, valves to control odor emission, and a temperature control unit. Different odors can be easily emitted by using the apparatus. We have developed an integrated system of vision, audio and olfactory information in which odor strength can be controlled coinciding with on-screen moving images based on analytical results from the odor scanner.