Akyumen Technologies, the manufacturer behind the Projector Phones and Tablets, has partnered with Inhalio—a company that develops and deploys scents in retail, home, and automotive settings—to design what they’re calling the world’s first game controller with activated scent. The companies announced their intent to work together at CES 2016 last week in Vegas.
Akyumen explained that Inhalio’s first-to-market sensory technology will “shift gaming experiences and designs forever.” The venture also marks a first for Inhalio, which has developed solutions for the retail segment and will be launching connected home and automotive products later this year. Gaming is an entirely new space for them.
"Our partnership with Akyumen will develop a first-to-market immersive, full sensory gaming experience. Our Inhalio platform enables the next digital frontier; the Internet of Scent!" Keith Kelsen, CEO of Inhalio, said in a statement.