Its gonna be a hot one today so be careful in dem screets Obots!
Here’s an interesting new game device. The GameSkunk. Created by the minority-owned firm Sensory Acumen, Inc.
(Michael Coleman, Chief Creative Officer, Charlene Childers-Coleman, CEO, and Carl Childers, VP)
ORINDA, CA — The last American soldiers left Iraq just before Christmas, but for many of the 1.5 million who served, the sights and sensations they experienced will endure for a lifetime.
Post-traumatic stress disorder is a malady that afflicts many veterans. Increasingly researchers are finding that addressing the illness requires simulating the circumstances that triggered the response.
It wasn’t the market that Charlene Childers Coleman, CEO of Sensory Acumen Inc. and Michael Coleman, Chief Creative Officer and Carl Childers, Vice President, originally foresaw for their initial olfactory sensation delivery mechanism.
Game Skunk was developed to work with the more dramatically immersive world of video games. “If you’re playing a racing game, it will give you the smell of burnt rubber,” said Michael Coleman during a segment of the documentary A Great Day in Gaming : From Queens to Silicon Valley: The Gerald A. Lawson Story.
The company showed its wares during the massive Consumer Electronics Show Jan. 10-13.
But when they saw a researcher using smell to treat wounded war veterans, they were more than willing to expand their horizons, said Charlene.
Charlene Coleman has been fascinated with technology since her father showed her a digital watch at the age of two. Through a career in consumer electronics marketing, she’s studied the interface between people and their gadgets.
As the family of innovators choose the market to bring smell into technology to launch their own company, they’ve also made a commitment to take the development through every stage of manufacturing and distribution.
“It’s important to us to build a company, not just to develop something and spin it off,” said Charlene.