My second Siggraph was pretty amazing again. Unfortunately, we had another emerging technology exhibit, so my time joining the main conference was limited.
We presented atmoSphere and had great feedback.
A short description from the abstract:
We use cross-modal correspondence -the interaction between two or more sensory modalities- to create an engaging user experience. We present atmoSphere, a system that provides users immersive music experiences using spatial audio and haptic feedback. We focused on cross-modality of auditory and haptic sensations to augment the sound environment. e atmoSphere consists of a spatialized music and a sphere shaped device which provides haptic feedback. It provides users imagination of large sound environment although they feel haptic sensation in their hands. First user feed- back is very encouraging. According to participants, atmoSphere creates an engaging experience.
From KMD, there were an additional 3 Emerging Technologies exhibits. Metalimbs won well-earned the best demonstration award.