Olfaction and Selective Rendering

Harvey, Carlo and Bashford-Rogers, Thomas and Debattista, Kurt and Doukakis, Efstratios and Chalmers, Alan (2017) Olfaction and Selective Rendering. Computer Graphics Forum. ISSN 0167-7055

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Abstract

Accurate simulation of all the senses in virtual environments is a computationally expensive task. Visual saliency models have been used to improve computational performance for rendered content, but this is insufficient for multi-modal environments. This paper considers cross-modal perception and, in particular, if and how olfaction affects visual attention. Two experiments are presented in this paper. Firstly, eye tracking is gathered from a number of participants to gain an impression about where and how they view virtual objects when smell is introduced compared to an odourless condition. Based on the results of this experiment a new type of saliency map in a selective-rendering pipeline is presented. A second experiment validates this approach, and demonstrates that participants rank images as better quality, when compared to a reference, for the same rendering budget.

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Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Harvey, C., Bashford-Rogers, T., Debattista, K., Doukakis, E. and Chalmers, A. (2017), Olfaction and Selective Rendering. Computer Graphics Forum. doi:10.1111/cgf.13295 which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/cgf.13295 This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
Uncontrolled Keywords: multi-modal; cross-modal; saliency; olfaction; graphics; selective rendering; I.3.3 [Computer Graphics]: Picture/Image Generation–Viewing Algorithms I.4.8 [Computer Graphics]: Image Processing and Computer Vision–Scene Analysis - Object Recognition I.4.8 [Computer Graphics]: Image Processing and Computer Vision–Scene Analysis - Tracking
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Computing and Digital Technology
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Computing and Digital Technology > Cyber Security
UoA Collections > UoA11: Computer Science and Informatics
Depositing User: $ Ian McDonald
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2017 14:08
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2017 06:38
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/5209

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