CES 2023 Wrap-Up: From Scented VR to Neural Earbuds, This Tech is Making the Metaverse More Real
"By adding scent to these experiences, not only do you make them more immersive by increasing the sensory input, but you make them more meaningful"
January 13, 2023
"If the metaverse sounds like an empty buzzword to you, some of the technology showcased last week at CES, the world’s biggest tech fair in Las Vegas, can help bring it to life.
Think of the metaverse as the Internet in 3D: a virtual environment you can be inside of - instead of just starting at on a screen - and where you can socialise, work, shop and play.
There’s one emerging field where it feels worth wearing futuristic goggles, though: OVR Technology has developed a headset equipped with cartridges that emit elaborate scents as you immerse yourself in a virtual environment.
The result is impressive: the smells are subtle enough that suddenly, the virtual scene you’re in feels much more real, and you find yourself taking deep breaths that help you relax and genuinely enjoy the experience.
To create realistic scents, OVR’s scent cartridges use a palette of eight primary aromas that can be mixed and matched or experienced on their own.
“It can give us the same variety that we experience in the physical world, but not just recreating the physical world,” Wisniewski explained."
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