Prepared and well-trained forces are critical to the success of military operations, engagements and interests. Military actions require meticulous coordination, detailed organization, precision training and dedicated equipment to ensure desired outcomes. Live, immersive military simulations, role-playing, and realistic warfare modeling are viewed as an integral component to test and refine strategies, identify strengths and weaknesses, and develop tactical solutions. SensoryCo aroma and scent generators and other atmospheric effects like smoke and weather can complete these training experiences by introducing authentic smells and other sensory cues into invasion, battle, conflict aggression and fighting scenarios.
What Does Conflict Smell Like?
An effective combat training program imitates real-life conditions as closely as possible. The use of 4D type, sensory stimulating exercises give soldiers the opportunity to face genuine situations and materials that they may encounter in actual military engagements.
The battlefront is an assault to the senses, affecting performance levels and attacking the human body, mind, and spirit. Atmospheric effects like heavy smoke, loud noises and overwhelming odors can further confuse an already chaotic situation by impairing vision, inciting involuntary responses, and making communication difficult.
Participants in live simulated training environments are shown to engage all their senses in action and a complete immersive experience creates memory tags that can be triggered when confronted with similar circumstances.
Odors and Malodors
Smells and odors are unique and often assaulting to the senses but can become familiar if introduced during training. A soldier’s sensory shock can be significantly lessened if their subconscious recognizes even the most offensive malodors. Foreign environmental smells, battlefield odors or unique malodors associated with medical trauma can be experienced using SensoryCo scent machines integrated to live training or emitted within simulators.
Examples of field odors and other atmospheric effects include:
Smells: excrement, hookah, blood, burning flesh, cordite, burning tires, urine.
Smoke effects: smoking building, car fire, whiteout, markers.
Spray effects: blood spatter, shrapnel, maritime spray, steam bursts.
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