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 - 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

    Conference

    Conference18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2016
    Country/TerritoryCanada
    CityToronto
    Period7/17/167/22/16

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Theoretical Computer Science
    • General Computer Science

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