“This is one the most exciting projects we have ever worked on. Sensory Acumen will not only change the dynamics of the gaming experience but will have an effect that will reach out to nearly all virtual simulation environments,” stated Scott Lange, CEO,
Orinda, CA (PRWEB) June 1, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010, Orinda, CA, Sensory Acumen, Inc., a company engaged in the development and deployment of technologies that will enhance the consumer experience in emerging areas like mobility and interactive media, today announced the pre-release of a game peripheral device that emits a scent based on game play. Targeted at all genres of games, including family, hard core, serious, action, cooking and others, it is based on the premise that scent is emotional and is either immersive or evokes memory. Sensory Acumen, the developer of the product, has enlisted KISMET Strategic Sourcing Partners to support the development with their supply chain management expertise.
This device has dual purposes; because scent is emotional, emotions are felt with fun and serious game play. Mental researchers, psychologists, and training experts use serious games for virtual reality treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, autism, stroke, ADD as well as combat training exercises. The evolution of computer gaming, computer simulated training, and interactive programming technologies have created an infrastructure wherein olfactory feedback systems are economically and technically feasible. Sensory Acumen received private funding this year to target a roll out for the end of 2010.
The many genres of games have one thing in common. The gamer is engrossed in an activity and activities are related to senses, e.g. touch of the controller, see the visual, hearing the soundtrack, and you can’t taste it yet, but you can smell it. “Game play is evolving more today than ever before”, says Founder & CEO Charlene Coleman, multi-monitor180 view, hydraulic seats, feedback controllers, impact generating gear, and video goggles are just some of the technologies available to the end user. As technology gets more sophisticated, we will see more add-ons for an immersive game play experience.
Sensory Acumen has partnered with KISMET Strategic Sourcing Partners to manage the development and production of the new scenting device. KISMET was chosen because of its highly reputable history with the sourcing of reliable components and vendors with electro-mechanical / electronic design, assembly and manufacturing expertise. “This is one the most exciting projects we have ever worked on. Sensory Acumen will not only change the dynamics of the gaming experience but will have an effect that will reach out to nearly all virtual simulation environments,” stated Scott Lange, CEO, KISMET Strategic Sourcing Partners, LLC.
About KISMET SSP
KISMET SSP (Knowledgeable International Sourcing of Manufactured Electronics Technologies - Strategic Sourcing Partners) is a Michigan based limited liability company consisting of three principle officers with combined industry experience of 48 years. The company was formed to take advantage of the rapid migration in design technologies from primarily mechanical platforms to highly electronic based designs. It is the company’s mission to provide the best possible total cost of ownership supply for its customers utilizing sources that excel in design technology, manufacturing reliability, low cost international locations, and responsive logistics. The company utilizes its expansive contacts throughout the electronics industry and the combined experience of its founding principles to identify immediate opportunities for customers that need help improving their cost, quality, and/or technical positions. For more information please visit http://www.kismetssp.com.
About Sensory Acumen, Inc.
Sensory Acumen, Inc. is a California based privately held corporation engaged in the development and deployment of disruptive technologies that will enhance the consumer experience in emerging areas like mobility and interactive media. Sensory Acumen was founded on electrical engineering expertise with members having past experience in consumer electronics. Our mission is to deliver exceptional experiences to the end user, emerge as the leading developer of next generation technological innovations for consumer devices based on a sustainable business model, leverage a passion for delivering the experience, and leverage existing technological innovations to deliver mash-up capabilities that provide seamless processes. We provide engaging consumer electronics and related services to the end user as well as OEM to related product manufacturers. The company is a member of the Clearwire WiMAX Developer Program.
© 2010 Sensory Acumen, Inc.