"We typically deliver these products to our CACTFs (Combined Arms Collective Training Facility) and feedback from the trainers is extremely positive. The scent machines elevate the conditions surrounding the Urban Tasks being performed by the units and are extremely reliable."
Incorporating scent into simulation and training environments adds an additional level of realism to the experience. Because scent is directly connected to human emotions and memory, participants will have a higher recall of their simulation or training exercise. General Dynamics required a system that could deliver a particular scent based on criteria and signals from the simulation software.
ScentAir designed a custom engineered scent delivery system to create a more realistic helicopter pilot training simulator. As a pilot is strapped in to the simulator, he or she is immersed in a completely believable training environment. The smell of diesel fumes adds realism, while the scent of burning plastic signals an electrical fire. The experience is designed to prepare soldiers for the quick thinking that will be required on actual missions.