TAG: Tv

The App Effect

The App Effect

Children growing up in a media driven culture can be exposed to large amounts of screen time each day, at home and at school. As learning expands and interests form, you may wonder what the effect an app based environment has on learning. Research topics revolving around this area are increasing, and some studies are showing interesting findings. Schools.com has compiled an infographic outlining children’s use of tablets and attitudes revolving around apps. The educational based app arena has seen an upsurge in recent years and according to the Joan Ganz Cooney Center as many as 80% of the paid… read more

Scent Vision: Providing Smelly Entertainment

Scent Vision: Providing Smelly Entertainment

Looking at ways to incorporate the sense of smell into entertainment systems is on the drafting table. How to enhance your TV viewing time with a pilot olfactory display system is being developed by researchers in Tokyo, Japan. Called the smelling screen, it has fans on each corner of the display. Odor vapors in a pellet form can be placed into the mix and dispersed through the airflow created by the fans. The scent produced is projected and can be recognized by onlookers. Moreover, the focal area of the smell can be moved around various areas of the screen, making… read more