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'Smell camera' could preserve fragrances


Posted on Wednesday, 10 July, 2013 | Comment icon 1 comment | News tip by: Still Waters


Image credit: CC 3.0 Barbara Studer

 
Designer Amy Radcliffe has come up with a device capable of recording and recreating smells.

The "analog odor camera" is based off of technologies used in the perfume industry and consists of a glass cone, a pump and a resin trap. When an object is placed underneath the glass cone, the pump extracts the smell through a tube and is absorbed by the resin trap. The data of each smell is stored as a graph-like formula which can later he inscribed on a bronze disk and then recreated.

The idea of capturing and recreating smells isn't new, but the "odor camera" may for once provide a way to bring the technology to the average consumer. Whether everyone will soon be going around recording and reproducing smells they've experienced, however, remains to be seen.

"A freshly mowed lawn, lit charcoal and sunscreen are just a few summer smells that are as ephemeral as they are memorable."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Junior Chubb on 10 July, 2013, 12:23
Why do I get the feeling Smellyvision is on the way...




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