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THE FIVE SENSES

DIGITAL SCENT TECHNOLOGY

CONTENTS
Introduction Founders Process Prototypes

Smell-o-vision iSmell ScentDome P@D Aroma Generator

Applications
Smart Second Skin Nokias Scent Phone Scenttv.tv

Application Areas
Facilities Disadvantages Conclusion

THE POWER OF SCENT


makes content extremely immersive

and compelling creates mood, such as foreshadowing or ambiance can unconsciously trigger entire memories, complete with deeprooted associated emotions establishes place and season helps develop characters gives a heightened sense of reality average human is able to recognize approximately 10,000 different odors

INTRODUCTION
is a technology to sense,

transmit and receive scentenabled digital media


by combining olfactometers and electronic nose olfactometer is an instrument used to detect and measure ambient odor dilution device intended detect odors or flavors. to

works

An

An electronic nose is a

FOUNDERS
Dexster Smith and Joel Lloyd Bellenson, experts in

bioinformatics and genomics, started from the following idea:

If we can find the essence of a biological smell and build a profile, we can digitalize and broadcast it.

PROCESS
digitizes the scent
by digitizing the scent along two parameters

Scent

chemical make scent spectrum


the

and

its place in

Digitize

then digitized into a small file


which can be transmitted to the internet

attached to the enhanced web content.

then transmitted
with the help of

Into file transmission

connected to the computer the transmitter scent can be reproduce from the palette of primary odors following the guidelines of the digital file

digital synthesizer

Scent

PROTOTYPES
Smell o vision Aroma Jet Ismell ScentDome E-nose XML Smell P@D Aroma Generator

Adobe released its Net sniffer,

Odorshop in 2007

SMELL-O-VISION
was

system that released odor during the projection of a film what was happening in the movie

so that the viewer could "smell"

created by Hans Laube made its only appearance in

the 1960 film Scent of Mystery


into a movie theater's seats

The process injected 30 odors

ISMELL
The iSmell or iSmell Personal Scent

Synthesizer was a computer peripheral device developed by DigiScents in 2001.


via USB or serial port

connected to a personal computer Was designed to emit a smell when a user

visited a web site or opened an email.

contained a cartridge with 128 "primary odors"


which could be mixed to replicate natural and man-

made odors.

DigiScents had indexed thousands of common

odors, which could be coded, digitized, and embedded into web pages or email.

WORKING OF SCENTDOME
Trisenx, a company in

Savannah, Georgia, has released a device called a Scent Dome that will allow users to smell products sold online, or create and email their own scents Availability: TriSenx Device: Tangible user interfaces Basic specs: 5.5 inches tall, utilizes 20 base aromas to mixand-match scents

Price: US$369

P@D AROMA GENERATOR


comes

with three different cartridges for different smells, namely


Cinnamon, Woody Herb Fruit

This intelligent aroma diffuser spreads

the scent for 30 seconds and stops for two and half minutes and it continues this pattern for four hours. for around $69

P@D Aroma Generator can be got online

SMART SECOND SKIN


Developed by Jenny Tillotson, a researcher the world's first interactive scent outfit generates scent according to wearers

and a designer at the University of the Arts in London, England

mood
mood

smart because it senses the wearer's 'second skin' because it interacts with the

wearer and their environment.

designs alleviate mental and physical

health problems through the delivery of odorant benefit chemicals in controlled ways responding to personal needs

NOKIA SCENTPHONE
winner of 2005 Nokia innovation

competition

Scentsory is a mobile communication

device that works with the senses of smell, sight, hearing and touch, giving users the ability to experience remote communication on multi-sensory levels emit smells

Scentsory is able to detect, transmit and It can also radiate colors, lighting, and

temperature from the callers environment

Nanotechnology plays a key role in the

development of this new device

SCENTTV.TV
Scented Web Broadcast Portal delivers an enhanced multi-sensory digital

experience by providing users the ability to smell content from the world-wide web Scenttv.tv Community of Users will be able to literally smell the scent enabled content of movies, games, music videos, educational curriculum, favorite television programs, aroma therapy sessions, their own personalized scented web pages with videos and commercial ads a multi-media portal only reachable from the US for the moment

APPLICATION AREAS
Marketing E-commerce Entertainment Education

Medical
Gaming Personal and Home Products

MARKETING AND E- COMMERCE

ENTERTAINMENT AND GAMING

MEDICAL

PERSONAL AND HOME PRODUCTS


programmed from the car while

driving home so that your newly created fragrance will fill the air upon your arrival. can be programmed into an aroma generating device placed near a crib to help comfort a baby while sleeping

In addition, a mothers scent

FACILITIES
designed in such a way that it will give

protection against that smell. materials

scent cartridges contain mostly natural


possibility that user has allergy from any smell

so for this problem the ismell provides locking facility

DISADVANTAGES
Price Chemical problem: - difficult task to put any

digital reactions into a computer and execute over a computer. user has problem with smell.

Genetics: - there might be possibility that any

CONCLUSION
Smells trigger very powerful and deep-seated emotional responses, and this additional element to the internet will enhance users' online experience by adding that crucial third dimension

If a picture is worth a thousand words, a scent is worth a thousand pictures.