Concave-Convex Surface Perception by Visuo-vestibular Stimuli for Five-Senses Theater

  • Tomohiro Amemiya
  • Koichi Hirota
  • Yasushi Ikei
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6773)


The paper describes a pilot study of perceptual interactions among visual, vestibular, and tactile stimulations for enhancing the sense of presence and naturalness for ultra-realistic sensations. In this study, we focused on understanding the temporally and spatially optimized combination of visuo-tactile-vestibular stimuli that would create concave-convex surface sensations. We developed an experimental system to present synchronized visuo-vestibular stimulation and evaluated the influence of various combinations of visual and vestibular stimuli on the shape perception by body motion. The experimental results urge us to add a tactile sensation to facilitate ultra-realistic communication by changing the contact area between the human body and motion chair.


vestibular stimulation ultra realistic multimodal tactile 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tomohiro Amemiya
    • 1
  • Koichi Hirota
    • 2
  • Yasushi Ikei
    • 3
  1. 1.NTT Communication Science LaboratoriesAtsugi-shiJapan
  2. 2.Graduate School of Frontier ScienceThe University of TokyoChibaJapan
  3. 3.Graduate School of System DesignTokyo Metropolitan UniversityTokyoJapan

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