Exploring Multisensory Feedback For Virtual Reality Relaxation


Multisensory experience enables Virtual Reality (VR) to have a great potential to reduce stress. We explore four different senses, including sight, hearing, smell, and touch, that can promote relaxation in VR. In particular, we construct an immersive virtual scene, which is combined with self-familiar vocal guidance, precisely-delivered scent, and a haptic breathing stuffed animal, to provide visual, auditory, olfactory, and tactile feedback in VR. Each component in our system achieves high fidelity so that, when integrated, the user can enjoy an effective relaxation experience.