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Smell The Immersion With The VAQSO VR Scent Device

November 22, 2018 / Rebecca Hawkes

As virtual reality (VR) companies strive for greater immersion within experiences how would you imagine they could achieve that? Better visuals, improved spatial audio, the ability to feel and touch virtual objects? Well for VAQSO Inc. its the addition of one of our other senses, smell. The tech startup has now released its first developer kit for its VAQSO VR scent device, bringing a whiff of reality to virtual experiences.VAQSO VR is a device that can supply up to five scents at one time, to mimic what the user is seeing in VR. Able to attach to most head-mounted displays (HMDs) including Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, PlayStation VR and Pimax, then connect via either USB or Bluetooth, developers will be able to use VAQSO Inc.’s API to control the strength of the smell, check battery status and remove the scent altogether among other functions.Supporting videogame engines like Unity, Unreal Engine and CryEngine, developers can purchase VAQSO VR directly from the company’s website...