Extract: With the continuous advancements in computing and media, technology has widened to include multi-sensory experiences in remote interactions. Using electrical, thermal, and magnetic stimulation technologies we are currently experimenting on reproducing smell and taste sensations digitally. As a fundamental aim of this research, we will develop novel user interfaces that empower people’s life with digitized taste and smell communication capabilities. This research will generate important avenues for further research areas using smell and taste based interactions and new media. As the ultimate goal of this project we will develop devices which could actuate taste and smell sensations digitally through the Internet.
We will need to develop new protocols to codify these sensations as well as how to transmit them over the internet. New interfaces for how to send and receive these kinds of sensations will have to be designed. We hope that this will open the doors to new paradigms in human-computer interface design and new fields of research in academia.