A System for Creating the Content for a Multi-sensory Theater

  • Koichi Hirota
  • Seichiro Ebisawa
  • Tomohiro Amemiya
  • Yasushi Ikei
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6774)


This paper reports on the current progress in a project to develop a multi-sensory theater. The project is focused not only on the development of hardware devices for multi-sensory presentations but also on an investigation into the framework and method of expression for creating the content. Olfactory, wind, and pneumatic devices that present the sensation of odor, wind and gusts, respectively, were developed and integrated into an audio-visual theater environment. All the devices, including the video device, are controlled through a MIDI interface. Also, a framework for creating the multi-sensory content by programming the sequence of device operations was proposed and implemented.


multi-sensory theater odor sensation of wind multi-sensory content 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Koichi Hirota
    • 1
  • Seichiro Ebisawa
    • 1
  • Tomohiro Amemiya
    • 2
  • Yasushi Ikei
    • 3
  1. 1.Graduate School of Frontier SciencesUniversity of TokyoKashiwaJapan
  2. 2.NTT Communication Science LaboratoriesNTT CorporationAtsugi-shiJapan
  3. 3.Faculty of System DesignTokyo Metropolitan UniversityHinoJapan

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