Adding Olfactory Information to Military Simulations

Adding Olfactory Information to Military Simulations
Dan Gould
  • 19 may 2009

The Ministry of Defense in the UK is working on a project that will allow video-game based military training simulations to release realistic smells as an added sensorial dimension. It’s hoped that by adding this extra sense data during training, soldiers will pay attention to the subtle information relayed by scent in the battlefield, and use it to their advantage. Commercial applications are expected to follow.

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