Technology

Introducing the OX1

The OX1 contains 9 patented scent actuators that propel microbursts of scent media into the scent chamber under the users nose. Our Architecture of Scent™ framework for Unity translates VR movements and inputs into real time scent output. The scents are then cleared by both the olfactory system and a small fan on the opposing side of the device which means that no ambient scents are emitted into the surrounding environment. Users can move freely and interact with the VR environment as normal.

hardware

Hardware

The OX1 is the most accurate and precise on mask scent device available. Our patented technology allows for .1 millisecond bursts of scent and can change between scents in 20 milliseconds. OX1 is Controlled via wifi, or USB. The OX1 easily adapts to most major HMD’s.

OX1

Specs

  • Product Dimensions (6” x 2” x 1.5”) (152.4mm x 50.8mm x 38.1mm)
  • Weight - 4.6 oz
  • USB 2.0 connection
  • 2.4ghz WIFI Connectivity
  • 9 scent actuators with interchangeable cartridges
  • Available OVR Library of over 250 scents with optional custom scent creation
  • Rechargeable LiON Battery

Compatible with

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Software

The production of scent and our ability to perceive it, interpret it and act upon it is an extremely complex biological mechanism.  Although modern humans rely more heavily on vision than our ancestors, our sense of smell still allows us to understand and navigate the world. But how do we interpret the trillions of scents bombarding us 24 hours a day and make sense of them? OVR has simplified the brain’s natural system for doing this and turned it into two languages: one for humans, one for computers, and a software suite that lets them communicate.

By creating different algorithms based on how we perceive scent given our surroundings and intentions we allow the digital world to recreate the same scent experiences we have in the real world.

Scentware

Imagine discovering an ancient organic technology, perfected over a span of more than 200,000 years, with the power to engage the human mind at its most primal level. Imagine a new way of thinking about technology that makes it possible to augment this primeval tool with cutting-edge innovations in virtual reality tech to increase its power exponentially.

What if this power to transform human perceptions and behaviors was right there under our noses all along…literally…just waiting to be harnessed?

Olfactory Virtual Reality (OVR) emerged from the urgent need for powerful new approaches to cognitive therapy and stress inoculation for victims of trauma. To meet this need, OVR has brought together an alliance of researchers, practitioners, and technologists using scent to stimulate and access memory in ways that transform cognition, emotion and behavioral responses

The human organism is a miraculous piece of technology, perfected and refined through the ages. Perhaps one of its most remarkable evolutionary developments of this organism is its ability to heal itself. By joining our body’s own most primal senses with the most advanced technological augmentations available, OVR is making it possible to enhance the healing process by creating an entirely new experience of reality.

View our Scent Library