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The Architecture of Scent®

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. By decoding and harnessing the power of scent for the virtual world, we can produce safe, effective, and more realistic experiences.

The result is the Architecture of Scent® Software, Scentware, and Hardware Platform; a mixture of art, science, and technology that precisely replicates realistic olfactory experiences for the digital world.

OVR's ION Device and Scentware


The ION is the most accurate and precise on mask scent device available. The Architecture of Scent® framework translates VR movements and inputs into real-time scent output. Our patented technology allows for .1 millisecond bursts of scent and can change between scents in 20 milliseconds. ION is Controlled via wifi, or USB. The ION easily adapts to most major HMD’s.

ION 360


  • Product Dimensions (6” x 2” x 1.5”) (152.4mm x 50.8mm x 38.1mm)
  • Weight - 4.6 oz
  • USB 2.0 connection
  • 9 scent actuators with interchangeable cartridges
  • Rechargeable LiON Battery
  • Bluetooth (BLE) connectivity


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.


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?

Learn more about OVR Scentware