Adrian Cheok was invited to give a talk at TedxTaipei. He gave a first public demo of Kissenger for iPhone.
At the Five Senses workshop, participants came up with many interesting ideas for products using touch, taste and smell.
People were eager to try out our Electric Taste, Scentee, RingU and Kissenger!
24 Nov 2015, 2.30pm
ABOUT TEDxTaipeiSalon: Inspiration from Five Senses
“生命本質之於冒險熱情，就像生活的樂趣之於每日出奇不意的邂逅與探索新體驗” – 克里斯多夫．麥肯迪尼斯(探險家)
“The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences.” – Christopher McCandless
What makes our life experiences so interesting? Perhaps it’s the ray of sunlight that hits you in the face when your alarm clock goes off at 6：30AM. Or, the smell of the first pot of coffee you make before heading to work. It can also be the noise from your kids running around the house as they get ready for school. These sounds, images, and smell are what makes your daily routines unique and delightful.
In this TEDxTaipei Salon, we will take the audience on a journey to rediscover these human senses and bring back the basics of life.
Adrian Cheok Talk: “Everysense Everywhere Human Communication”
Time: Friday 25.9.2015 at 10.15-12
Place: TUT, Tietotalo, TB109 (Korkeakoulunkatu 1, 33710 Tampere)
Adrian Cheok was visiting Tampere and gave an inspiring talk on the title “Everysense Everywhere Human Communication”. Cheok was also one of the main speakers in MindTrek 2015. The talk at TUT was organized by UBINET doctoral network. Adrian Cheok is the Director of the recently established Imagineering Institute, Malaysia, and Professor of Pervasive Computing, in City University London. He has been working on research covering mixed reality, human-computer interfaces, wearable computers and ubiquitous computing, fuzzy systems, embedded systems, power electronics.
Problem in current interaction with computers is that all the interaction happens behind the glass or window. In human interaction nonverbal communication is extremely powerful – 60 % of all information transformed face-to-face is nonverbal.
Traditionally interacting with devices has included visual, audial and tactile feedback. Adrian Cheok’s group designs for multimodal and multisensory interaction – bringing all the senses to the interaction. Vision of Adrian Cheok’s group is to augment reality with artificially created stimuli. Visual, sound, touch, smell and taste. Smell and taste connect to the limbic system, which links to memories and feelings, and thus have great possibilities in emotional design.
Humans can develop new types of communication environments using all the senses, including touch, taste, and smell, which can increase support for multi-person multi-modal interaction and remote presence. Cheok suggested alternative ubiquitous computing environments based on an integrated design of real and virtual worlds. Cheok used Sensorama, the first system enabling also olfactory feedback, as an example of how traditional the idea of multisensory interaction is.
Cheok claims that also possibilities of tactile feedback are underused. In communications between humans, touch is essentially important. Emotional messaging, by hugging and transferring a feel of hug through haptic feedback was one of the ideas their group has tested. Also, using haptic feedback in kiss messaging – application and device called Kissenger.
Cheok aims for new kind of tele-presence with all the senses included. One of the possibilities of touch-based communication in the future is that where the touch traditionally is one-to-one, in digitalized form it can be one-to-many.
RingU concept enables users to remotely send touch, caresses and hugs through the haptic feedback in a form of ring.
But not only in human-to-human interaction, also when interacting with animals touch is important. Cheok introduced system to mediate feeling of touch to animals.
Digitizing the senses
Cheok claimed that our brain is living in a virtual reality even now – all the perceptions are interpretations of physical things by brain. We see the world through the filter of our senses and the brain interpretations can be tricked or digitized.
Scentee: 60 gram device that can be attached to your mobile phone and can generate different smells.
Smell can effect and relieve muscular pain, e.g. neck and back pain. Smells released in the office space could make people feel better. Olfactory sensations require chemical stimuli, but taste neurons can be activated with electric signals. Adriand Cheok introduced device that can produce sour taste through electric signals.
In the end of the lecture, Cheok discussed possibilities of food messaging, food printing and communication. E.g. edible messages, even 3D food printing in the future can be possible. Children would be able to program food dishes without the heat, fire and knives and all the dangerous or hard-to-use things. Cheok claimed, that as in every new media, there will be downsides, but in the end the aim is to increase human happiness.
Professor Adrian Cheok will be giving a speech in a digital content and creative industry event, KL CONVERGE!, on Friday 28 Aug 2015 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.
KL CONVERGE! is a multi-platform digital content and creative industry event showcasing the world’s latest achievements and opportunities in the music, film, gaming and Internet space.
An immersive experience to show how technology and content is an everyday part of our lives, the theme of KL CONVERGE! revolves around ‘see’, ‘touch’, ‘feel’, ‘hear’, ‘show’, ‘speak’ and ‘cheer’. Bringing together leading industry executives from multimedia, applications, Internet and creative content to discuss, deliberate, showcase and celebrate the issues, opportunities and successes in digital space.
Professor Adrian Cheok gave his keynote speech, Everysense Everywhere Communication, in ARea 15 on 12 Jun. ARea 15 was an exciting two-day augmented reality conference held in Turku, Finland. It was hosted by Technology Research Center’s Mixed Reality research group. The theme in 2015 is augmented reality in culture & travel.
Watch full keynote speech
A piece by April Lin and Ezri L. – Writers at Greater Malaysia
July 29, 2015
TEDxKL will be held on 8 August 2015 at Putra Indoor Stadium, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur with the Theme: Infinity ∞ Beyond.
TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design, it is a platform for spreading ideas and promoting discourse. This year, TEDxKL has invited an array of unique speakers and here is a little scoop on the presenters at the event.
Inventor and Professor of Pervasive Computing Adrian Cheok
Why you should listen
In case you’re wondering what pervasive computing is, it’s the concept of inserting microprocessors into everyday objects to communicate information. Think Iron Man and the way he can make gestures to use the computer instead of a standard mouse and keyboard.
Interested? You should be! Prof. Adrian Cheok, who is currently the Director of the Mixed Reality Lab based in Singapore, has been researching on integrating mixed reality, human-computer interfaces, and embedded systems amongst other things.
An Editor/Associate Editor of many academic journals in the field, Prof Adrian Cheok has been conferred a myriad of awards including the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (ASTAR) Young Scientist of the Year Award and the Singapore Computer Society Young Professional of the Year Award. A receiver of the prized Hitachi Fellowship, he was also awarded Microsoft Research Award for Gaming and Graphics.
What others say
The man with the electric lollipop How can successful innovation be brought about by basic research? Adrian David Cheok has achieved this, and made the Internet more sensory -Roland Berger Strategy Consultants
Prof Adrian Cheok will be a speaker at TEDxKL 2015.
8 August 2015, Putra Indoor Stadium, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur
Keynote: Transforming Financial Services Multisensory Communication
11.00 a.m. – 12.15 p.m., 5 August, 2015
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
AIF Internation Symposium consists of five sessions designed to deliver practical tools and techniques to meet your current and emerging talent needs. Learn first-hand how senior business leaders from across ASEAN and global thought leaders, are meeting their current and future talent needs. Get insights from Herminia Ibarra, expert on professional and leadership development and the number 1 ranked most influential thought leader in HR, Professor Dave Ulrich, on what it takes to build organisational capability through effective talent management. The symposium will deliver practical tools and strategies for you to meet your current and emerging talent needs.
Keynote Speech at ARea 15 : Everysense Everywhere Communication
11 – 12 June, Turku, Finland
This talk outlines new facilities that are arising in the hyperconnected internet era within human media spaces. This allows new embodied interaction between humans, species, and computation both socially and physically, with the aim of novel interactive communication and entertainment. Humans can develop new types of communication environments using all the senses, including touch, taste, and smell, which can increase support for multi-person multi-modal interaction and remote presence. In this talk, we present an alternative ubiquitous computing environment and space based on an integrated design of real and virtual worlds. We discuss some different research prototype systems for interactive communication, culture, and play.
ARea is the most exciting augmented reality conference in Finland! In 2015 the fourth consecutive event will be held in Turku and hosted by Technology Research Center’s Mixed Reality research group. The theme in 2015 is augmented reality in culture & travel. The two day event consist of a workshop, seminar and an expo.
Adrian Cheok was a speaker at Diálogos de Cocina 2015 in San Sebestian, Spain. His talk, “Machines that produce emotions”, discusses experiences with new technologies in gastronomy and design of new interfaces.
The talk was followed by a dialogue with Adrian, INHEDIT, Mario Sandoval and Paco Morales on the uses of technology in dining experiences.
What is Diálogos de Cocina?
Kitchen Dialogues is a project that arose in 2007, in order to create a biennial International congress which aims to build new bridges of multidisciplinary knowledge. It is an observatory which gathers the most prestigious experts in the world who, in a relaxed and informal environment, generate a space for reflection where creative synergies are built.
Since it began, the international organisation of chefs, Euro Toques, made up of more than 3,500 chefs from 18 countries, has collaborated in the organisation of the event. Likewise, in 2010, the recently created BCulinary Center, Faculty of Gastronomic Sciences and Research and Innovation Centre for Food and Gastronomy, will join the project.
Diálogos de Cocina 2015
In march 2015 the fifth edition of “Diálogos” wil take place in San Sebastian. This time, the main topic will be Vanguards, foreseeing the future 2013 edition “Craftsmanship in Perspecive”.
FutureFest: Visions Of The World Yet To Come
25 Feb 2015
Get a glimpse of the world decades hence, as FutureFest returns to London on 14-15 March. This playful, innovative festival offers talks, visions, performances and interactive technology to explore the future of urban life.
The programme is already bristling with exciting speakers and demos, but here’s a flavour:
ROBOTS: A mainstay of visions of the future, robots are finally gaining the sophistication that could see them populating the home, streets and work place. The Emotive City installation lets visitors play with robots to manipulate the environment. Meanwhile, Michael Osborne of the University of Oxford talks about the impact of robots in the working world. Finally, have a conversation with the Blind Robot, who will gently explore your face with its hand.
DEMOCRACY: Edward Snowden (via weblink) headlines a strand on the future of democracy and human rights, with further insights from Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, Jaakko Kuosmanen, Ian Brown and Owen Jones.
MONEY: Money might be one of humanity’s most important inventions, so why is it so difficult to define? Economist Barry Eichengreen discusses past economic collapses and the implications of future financial reforms, while journalist John Lanchester explores the idea that we’re moving towards a whole new conception of the economy.
FOOD: At least in London, our diets are radically different from those our grandparents enjoyed. What will we pile on our plates a few decades from now? Will we even use plates? Or eat? Futurologist Dr Morgaine Gaye and chocolatier Paul A Young explore the sweetshop of the future and other foodie themes.
VIRTUAL REALITY: Technology has finally caught up with the concept of immersive simulation. Plug in to the Neurosis virtual thrill ride, created by Middlesex University, which uses neurological feedback to “transport, twist and twirl you through a psychedelic landscape”.
DIGITAL SENSES: City University Professor Adrian Cheok is developing ways to transmit sensory experiences over the internet.
MUSIC: Ensemble BitterSuite and Tanya Auclair provide a multi-sensory set, in which you can taste, feel and smell the music. Meanwhile Adam Harper considers how technology might affect the future of music composition.
FUTURE AFRICA: Lagos and Johannesburg are rapidly growing into world hubs of technology. Find out more about Africa’s emerging creative sectors.
DRINK: The future of cocktails is safe in the hands of Mr Lyan (Ryan Chetiyawardana), creator of Hoxton’s much admired White Lyan bar.
Other star speakers and performers include George Clinton, John Ronson, John Lanchester and Helen Lewis.
Adrian David Cheok, who is setting up a new research lab in Iskandar, treated the boarders to an excellent Sunday morning talk. He spoke about research in human-computer interfaces and developing new types of communication environments using all the senses, including touch, taste, and smell. One of the innovations was clothing that could reproduce a human hug, which could be sent remotely. Gary Tan and Syafiqah Amir Hamzah volunteered to describe their experience when smells were directed to a mobile phone, and Marielle Lee put herself forward bravely to try the taste test sent by computer. The ramifications for the future enthralled the pupils.