A Demonstration of Season Traveller: Multisensory Narration for Enhancing the Virtual Reality Experience
Nguyen Thi Ngoc Tram
Chow Eason Wai Tung
Ching Chiuan Yen
Ellen Yi-Luen Do
Koon Chuan Raymond Koh
This demonstration presents Season Traveller, a multisensory virtual reality (VR) narration of a journey through four seasons within a mystical realm. By adding olfactory and haptic (thermal and wind) stimuli, we extend traditional audio-visual VR technologies to achieve enhanced sensory engagement within interactive experiences. Using subjective measures of presence, we evaluated the impact of different modalities on the virtual experience. Our results indicate that 1) the addition of any singular modality improves sense of presence with respect to traditional audio-visual experiences and 2) providing a combination of these modalities produces a further significant enhancement over the aforementioned improvements.
Citation: Nimesha Ranasinghe, Pravar Jain, Nguyen Thi Ngoc Tram, David Tolley, Yan Liangkun, Chow Eason Wai Tung, Ching Chiuan Yen, Ellen Yi-Luen Do, Koon Chuan Raymond Koh, and Kala Shamaiah. 2018. A Demonstration of Season Traveller: Multisensory Narration for Enhancing the Virtual Reality Experience. In Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA ’18). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Paper D114, 4 pages. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3170427.3186513