Fortune air: Interactive fortune-telling for entertainment enhancement in a praying experience

Ryoko Ueoka, Naoto Kamiyama

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Abstract

In Japan, people visit shrines to pray for good fortune. For determining their fortune, they draw fortune-telling paper slips called Omikuji. The Omikuji contain predictions ranging from daikichi (“great blessings”) to daikyo (“curses”). As a novel, interactive fortune-telling system, we propose the “Fortune Air.” According to the person’s interactions and a random value generated by the measured resistance of a leaf from a tree in the shrine, in real-time, a unique fortune is determined. Then the fortune-air system visualizes the fortune using one of the four patterns generated by double vortex rings: merging, rebound, disappearance and no-interference. After the visualization, the paper containing the fortune is printed by a thermal printer. In this study, we conducted an experiment for determining the parameters for controlling the four patterns of double vortex rings. From the results, we confirmed that the distance between the air cannons and a combination of the air pressure as well as the angle of the two air cannons, are the parameters to control the four patterns generated by the vortex rings. Using the results, we implemented a prototype system for the fortune-air and evaluated the entertainment value provided by the interactive system to enhance the praying experience.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Interface and the Management of Information
Subtitle of host publicationApplications and Services - 18th International Conference, HCI International 2016, Proceedings
EditorsSakae Yamamoto
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages367-376
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783319403960
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016
Event18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2016 - Toronto, Canada
Duration: Jul 17 2016Jul 22 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9735
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2016
CountryCanada
CityToronto
Period7/17/167/22/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Ueoka, R., & Kamiyama, N. (2016). Fortune air: Interactive fortune-telling for entertainment enhancement in a praying experience. In S. Yamamoto (Ed.), Human Interface and the Management of Information: Applications and Services - 18th International Conference, HCI International 2016, Proceedings (pp. 367-376). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 9735). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-40397-7_35