Wednesday, 24 February 2016 00:00

Olfaction & Issues Displaying & Demonstrations during Olfaction & Issues 2016

 Among the different demonstrations:


Visual-olfactory interaction with virtual objects

by Mario Covarrubias, Politecnico di Milano, Italy


Description: The application allows the user to see objects through a stereoscopic head mounted display, to interact with virtual objects through hand gestures detected by a LeapMotion sensor and to smell odors associated with the objects when grabbed delivered by an Olfactiory Display integrated with the display.


The Perfumed book
by Weibin Ding, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Perfumed book

Description: The application allows the user to read a chapter of a book telling stories about odors, and smell some of the odors mentioned in the story.


Olfactory stimuli in car driving
by Yuan Shi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

car drivingDescription: The application shows how olfactory stimuli can be used to influence the cognitive aspect of drivers. The study is performed using a driving simulator in the I.DRIVE Lab (


Smell objects in a virtual home
by Marina Carulli, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Virtual home

Description: The application allows users to walk around in a virtual home. When you do certain actions or encounter some objects, they emit an odor. For example, if one opens the door of the washing machine she can smell the odor of clean cloths.

Consumer product and Odours to assess customers’ preferences
 by Marina Carulli, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

odor ref

Description: The application allows designers to evaluate in which way odors can influence the users’ evaluation of products. The application shows some washing machines in a store, and users should tell preferences. The evaluation is performed with and without odours.

Wearable Olfactory Display
by Weibin Ding, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

olfactory display wearable

Description:  This device is a wearable Olfactory Display, tiny and confortable to wear, which can deliver 4 different odors, and can be connected to a wireless app for mobile applications.

 The Scientific Committee stated "...this is the first time we gather in the same place this extraordinary innovations. It's look like the first experiment with odors transmission and we think that 2016 will be a huge step towards an exciting an exciting window for our future life..."

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