For the last 16 years, Dr. Morie has worked to include the sense of smell as an integral part of VR experiences. This talk covers her journey and her discoveries in the realm of immersive scent.
Jacquelyn Ford Morie
Founder and Chief Scientist All These Worlds, LLC
Dr. Jacquelyn Ford Morie is widely known for using technology such as Virtual Reality (VR) to deliver meaningful experiences that enrich people’s lives. Starting in 1990, she developed multi-sensory techniques for VR that predictably elicit emotional responses from participants, for example inventing a scent collar that can deliver aromas to a participant within an immersive experience. She is also active in social VR spaces and through her company All These Worlds, LLC, has been bringing her techniques to these worlds for Mindfulness applications, storytelling and stress relief. Along with SIFT (Smart Information Flow Technologies), she created a virtual world ecosystem called ANSIBLE for NASA that was designed to provide psychological benefits for future astronauts destined to undertake extremely long isolated missions to Mars. Dr. Morie’s other research interests include how avatars, identity and play in immersive spaces can positively affect our human nature.
An Educators in VR Production.