With the constant technological innovations almost everything is made possible with the use of a single handy smartphone but who knew that one day we would be able to send smells as a text or email. Up till now all these gadgets offered us to share plenty of content for our ears and eyes but to some it might not be enough. The oPhone , a Bluetooth enabled odor emitting device has specifically been designed to enable users to send smells to one another as a text or email. well someone definitely thought that the nose is missing out on all the fun.
The odors or “oNotes” could be sent as an email,tweet or text message simply by connecting to a user’s smartphone via Bluetooth. The whole process starts with the deconstruction of a smell by a team of aroma experts. They have to reproduce the particular scent such as coffee which than translates itself into a profile by arranging the molecules at different ratios and in a particular order. This isn’t the first device of its kind. Last year Chat perf attachment for the iPhone achieved the similar purpose of sending smells over text or email.
The creator,Harvard professor David Edwards and two of his design students are trying to find the market for this oPhone. At this point they have decided to capture the attention of those who take aromas seriously like perfume manufacturers and also the online market where oPhone would let the customers take a whiff of a new fragrance or a coffee blend from their homes.
At the end of this year we would see the beta version of the oPhone.