By including additional haptic data in media storage areas utilized in the distribution of contents, Tactile TV creates a futuristic kind of experience that is not limited to visual and acoustic appreciation alone. Sit back in the living room and enjoy the relaxation, fun and thrill of this haptic experience of totally new TV contents. The addition of haptic data to the usual video and audio elements allows viewers to actually feel movements and mood changes with their bodies, rather than just watching on smartphones or TVs, and listening via earphones. The physical sensation of the heartbeat of the protagonist in a TV play involuntarily increases the viewer’s emotional involvement, and when the floor shakes during a sports match, one feels as if being right there in the stadium.
Production: NTT Communication Science Laboratories
Planning: WATANABE Junji, KAMAMOTO Yutaka (NTT Communication Science Laboratories)
Cooperation in research: MINAMIZAWA Kouta, KATO Daiya, SHIMBO Aria, NAKAMURA Haruki, UJU Makoto (The Embodied Media Project in Keio University Graduate School of Media Design)
Production cooperation: FUJIWARA Shinya, YUKITA Daisuke, WATASHIMA Kenta, TAKATANI Yuichi (dot by dot inc.)