April 2, 2004
A new “air cannon” device can track an individual, shoot an aroma directly at their nose, and leave the person next to them completely unaffected.
Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute in Kyoto, Japan developed it for directing evocative smells to people exploring virtual-reality environments.
The device tracks the person it is aiming at with a camera mounted on top, which follows the target’s eyes. Software on a PC analyzes… read more