CES 2023: Smelling, Touching Take Center Stage in Metaverse | Associated Press
"We are entering an era in which extended reality will drive commerce, entertainment, education, social connection, and wellbeing,' the company’s CEO and co-founder Aaron Wisniewski said in a statement."
January 8, 2023
At the CES conference this week there were companies showcasing their innovations to bring us further into the world of virtual reality. The metaverse was a common theme at the tech gathering.
"Among them, Vermont-based OVR Technology showcased a headset containing a cartridge with eight primary aromas that can be combined to create different scents. It’s scheduled to be released later this year.
An earlier, business-focused version used primarily for marketing fragrances and beauty products is integrated into VR goggles and allows users to smell anything from a romantic bed of roses to a marshmallow roasting over a fire at a campsite.
The company says it aims to help consumers relax and is marketing the product, which comes with an app, as a sort of digital spa mixed with Instagram. 'The quality of these experiences will be measured by how immersive and emotionally engaging they are. Scent imbues them with an unmatched power.'"