GO Smell is an olfactory mask that attaches to a virtual reality headset and enhances the immersive experience for users by adding scent and vibration to their environment. The five aroma cartridges provide a range of scents to match different virtual environments, such as pine trees for a forest scene or an ocean breeze for a beach setting. Vibration adds a tactile element to the experience, enhancing immersion.
Aromatherapy has long been used as a complementary therapy for stress and anxiety. We are testing virtual reality to treat PTSD, and incorporating sensory stimuli such as smell and vibration may create a more immersive and compelling therapeutic experience.