AirDisplay: Experimenting with Air Flow as a Communication Medium

Mowafi, O., Khamis, M. and Abouelsaadat, W. (2015) AirDisplay: Experimenting with Air Flow as a Communication Medium. In: Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2015, Bamberg, Germany, 14-18 Sep 2015, pp. 316-323. ISBN 9783319227009 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-22701-6_23)

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This paper presents a psychophysical experiment using a multi-fan device to communicate information to the user via air intensity and direction. We describe the implementation of a prototype, the AirDisplay. We identify the most effective configuration at which users can discern different air patterns by manipulating the fans’ speed, the distance between the fans, and the different air patterns. Experiment results support the use of air to communicate information.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Keywords:Non-contact haptic feedback, air streams, multi-fan device.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Khamis, Dr Mohamed
Authors: Mowafi, O., Khamis, M., and Abouelsaadat, W.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Publisher:Springer International Publishing

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