Wednesday, July 26, 2006

The Smell of War - Popular Science
...The idea of using odor to help train soldiers may seem asinine, or ingenious, or maybe both. That’s par for the course at the oddball outfit where the project was born, the Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT), a joint operation of the University of Southern California, Hollywood, theme-park designers and the U.S. military. If anyone can find a way to use smell to make VR feel more real...it’s probably the people here...

...The prototype simulation I’m blundering through is called DarkCon; the aroma-emitting device is known as the Scent Collar. Both were the vision of ICT researcher Jacki Morie, revered out-of-the-box thinker and resident crazy aunt...

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Æsop said...

Bill -

Fixed.

Æsop