Virtual Taste and Smell Technologies for Multisensory Internet and Virtual Reality

  • Adrian David Cheok
  • Kasun Karunanayaka

Part of the Human–Computer Interaction Series book series (HCIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Adrian David Cheok, Kasun Karunanayaka
    Pages 1-3
  3. Adrian David Cheok, Kasun Karunanayaka
    Pages 5-27
  4. Adrian David Cheok, Kasun Karunanayaka
    Pages 29-48
  5. Adrian David Cheok, Kasun Karunanayaka
    Pages 49-68
  6. Adrian David Cheok, Kasun Karunanayaka
    Pages 69-92
  7. Adrian David Cheok, Kasun Karunanayaka
    Pages 93-117
  8. Adrian David Cheok, Kasun Karunanayaka
    Pages 119-124
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 125-130

About this book


Currently, Internet and virtual reality communication is essentially audio-visual. The next important breakthrough of the Internet will be the communication and sharing of smell and taste experiences digitally. Audio-visual stimuli are frequency based, and they can be easily digitized and actuated. On the other hand, taste and smell stimuli are based on chemical molecules, therefore, they are not easy to digitize or actuate. To solve this problem, we are required to discover new digital actuation technologies for taste and smell. The authors of this book have experimented on developing digital actuation devices for several years.

This book will provide a complete overview of the importance of digitizing taste and smell, prior works, proposed technologies by the authors, other state of the art research, advantages and limitations of the proposed methods, and future applications. We expect digital taste and smell technologies will revolutionize the field of multisensory augmented reality and open up new interaction possibilities in different disciplines such as Human Computer Interaction, Communication, and Augmented and Virtual Reality.


Digital Smell Digital Taste Multisensory Sensory actuation multimodality mixed reality hyperconnectivity

Authors and affiliations

  • Adrian David Cheok
    • 1
  • Kasun Karunanayaka
    • 2
  1. 1.Imagineering InstituteIskandar PuteriMalaysia
  2. 2.Imagineering InstituteIskandar PuteriMalaysia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-73863-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-73864-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1571-5035
  • Series Online ISSN 2524-4477
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