Published May 25, 2021
The Fifth Sense, New Gadget Adds Smell to VR Headset Experience!
“Smell is the factor that can create a truly human experience in virtual reality," said OVR CEO Aaron Wisniewski.”
“The ION unit generates scents using nine "scent actuators with interchangeable cartridges" that work similarly to how mixing the three printer ink colors provides a variety of different shades. The OVR Library can mix and generate over 250 scents.”
Adding scent simulation to VR technology allows for a more immersive and realistic virtual reality experience. OVR Technology’s ION scent simulating technology attaches to a VR headset and “translates VR movements and inputs into real-time scent output”. There is an array of applications for scent simulation of this caliber, ranging from video games to training for dangerous jobs.