Movies in Mid-Air: One-minute movies enhanced through mid-air haptic feedback

D Ablart, C Velasco, Marianna Obrist
in TVX '17: ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for TV and Online Video, Conference paper (text)

Abstract

© 2017 Copyright held by the owner/author(s). We present a novel movie experience which involves users' sense of touch. In our demo, we showcase this multisensory experience concept whereby a mid-air haptic technology, which creates tactile sensations in mid-air without direct contact, is integrated into short movies. Specifically, users can experience audiovisual contents (i.e., one-minute movies) enhanced via mid-air haptic feedback. We are convinced that this demo will stimulate interesting discussions around the future of viewing experiences for television, cinema, as well as online video consumption.