Welcome once again to the proposed future.
This is a brief review on a 9D TV.
In a research lab near Brighton, the academics behind the system are trying to create the ultimate television setup that combines all five senses. But why 9D? The setup combines vision, touch, sound, smell and all five tastes (sweet, sour, salty, bitterness and umami), the team explains.
Television systems of the future could put the watcher in the driving seat of a car chase, where every bump in the road is felt, or transmit the smells from the kitchen of a cookery show.
By introducing touch and smell into the viewing experience Obrist hopes to understand how the senses can be stimulated. The informatics doctor says "mirroring" what happens on screen during Big Hero 6 lets the viewer see and feel something at once. "In Interstellar," she continues, "you have a different way of being immersed, by creating arousal."
Marianna Obrist, leader of the research team behind the television, and part of the University of Sussex's recently launched Creative Technology Group , says watching movies in the future may involve "multi-sensory experiences".
To add touch, the team uses an
Ultrahaptics device, which creates tactile feelings in the air by emitting ultrasound onto the hand. The haptic control can also be used to create controls in mid-air and the system has even be used to control the paddle in a game of Breakout.
The team working on the 9D television system believe that bursts of air that hit around the thumb, index finger and middle of the palm create arousal. But transmitted feelings are limited by the hand having to be kept above the haptic interface.
The project was awarded £1 million from the European Research Council in 2015 to help develop the research over the next five years.
Work in progress, let's see how this come out to be.