How would you like the concept of wearing a pair of glasses that transmits scent and sound and upon contact with another (with similar glasses on), the specs would trigger personal sound and smell to them? Sounds mad or another trick to bring people closer together by making a good first impression? Apparently scientists working on smell are developing just that. It works on wireless mobile communication with attachable modules on the glasses.
New Scientist explains how Sound Perfume works:
Sound Perfume consists of a pair of glasses fitted with speakers and odour emitters located behind the ears, along with an app running on a smartphone that connects to the glasses via Bluetooth. The idea is that you use the app to choose a personal sound and smell for others to experience when you meet them.
Infrared sensors in the glasses detect when you meet someone else using Sound Perfume and your cellphone sends your name, contact number and sound/smell preferences to their handset, which then triggers the appropriate response in their glasses. The current set-up makes use of eight different perfumes in the form of hard blocks that melt and release an aroma when gently heated by a wire to 46°C.
Whatever happens with this particular project, there's no doubt that communicating scent through electronic means is the way of the future.
via The Next Web