Science team creating 'smell effect' peripheral

PC unit releases odours – from 'fired gun' to 'burnt tyre' – when triggered by in-game events.

A group of engineers at Birmingham University are developing a new technology that releases odours throughout the duration of a video game.

Headed up by Professor Bob Stone – who has previously worked on several 'serious game' projects – the team are currently testing the smell-technology on a variety of self-made PC games based on the Half Life and Far Cry SDKs.

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