Recently, it was reported that the Princess of Wales visited the 1st Battalion Irish Guards in the Salisbury Plain Training Area. In her first visit to the field as the Colonel of the Irish Guards, she participated in the training exercises such as a battlefield drill designed to apply care to injured soldiers.
Such training scenarios are critically important to prepare military personnel for the rigors of live combat. Introducing authentic smells into live immersive field training scenarios can breathe a sense of authenticity and life into staged environments. While a strategically placed scent generator can enhance the power of persuasion and promote real retention by directly appealing to memory and emotion, participants engaged in a comprehensive sensory experience are enveloped into a multi-sensory world of discovery in which they can see, touch, taste, hear, and smell the action.
Proven Innovative Scent Technology Prepared for Military Precision
SensoryCo has been working with military organizations around the globe providing atmospheric effects for live and simulated training. Our products include smell generators, vapor simulation, rain or mist special effects and smoke systems. SensoryCo Training Solutions (TS) help create environments that are as close to real life as possible. Training personnel performing under circumstances with unusual smells, sights, and other sensory effects can help save lives.
Our team has created the SmX-M Scent Generator with medical and field smell cartridges that are said to mirror the difficulty of tactical combat conditions typically faced by military personnel. Preparing personnel for situational awareness while balancing the triggers of “fight or flight” can make the difference between the success and failure of an operation. The battlefield is an assault to the senses, affecting performance levels and attacking the human body, mind, and spirit. Atmospheric effects such as heavy smoke, loud noises and overwhelming odors and malodors delivered by scent generators can further confuse an already chaotic situation by impairing vision, making communication difficult, and inciting involuntary responses.
Getting the Job Done…When it Counts
While our firm also creates pleasing aromas or positive fragrances for our many clients, we also take great pride in crafting and testing putrid smells that are designed to make people uncomfortable. Some of the smells requested by our clients include live body, cadaver, specific city, and atmospheric malodors. Being able to identify these smells gives military personnel an advantage. Troops must be mentally and physically prepared to deal with the daunting challenges they might face in military training programs, as well as on the battlefield where exposure to odors and malodors shock the sensory system adversely affecting decision-making skills and the ability to perform. Overcoming such challenges in a live immersive training scenario helps to prepare a person for the real deal.