“hanahana: an interactive image system using odor sensors” by Kakehi, Chikamori and Kunoh

  • ©Yasuaki Kakehi, Motoshi Chikamori, and Kyoko Kunoh

  • ©Yasuaki Kakehi, Motoshi Chikamori, and Kyoko Kunoh




    hanahana: an interactive image system using odor sensors



    In our everyday life, we always make use of five senses to obtain information from our surroundings. To integrate computers into the real world seamlessly, interaction technologies using not only visual and auditory information but also other sensory information are necessary. In this project, we focus on the expression possibilities of scent information. In the field of Virtual Reality and Computer Human Interaction, there have been several researches in olfactory display[Barfield and Danas 1996][Yanagida et al. 2003]; however, ambient scent information has rarely been used as input for interation. In this project, we propose an interactive system utilizing the scent data as input and we correlated the input with visual output to display the existence and variation of ambient scents.


    1. Barfield, W., and Danas, E. 1996. Comments on the use of olfactory displays for virtual environments. In Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments. Vol. 5, no. 1, 109–121.
    2. Yanagida, Y., Kawato, S., Noma, H., Tomono, A., and Tetsutani, N. 2003. A Nose-tracked, Personal Olfactory Display. In SIGGRAPH 2003 Sketches and Applications, ACM.

Additional Images:

©Yasuaki Kakehi, Motoshi Chikamori, and Kyoko Kunoh

ACM Digital Library Publication:

Overview Page: