Digital Scent Technology: Sense & transmit smell? What’s Scentography/Smell-o-vision  | Tech Nuggets

Digital Scent Technology: Sense & transmit smell? What’s Scentography/Smell-o-vision | Tech Nuggets


Imagine going to the movie ‘Alice in the
Wonderland’ and seeing the scene where Alice is painting the white roses red. Now imagine having the capability to smell the rose along with the visuals Sounds like some futuristic technology right? But actually scentography or digital send technology is a technology which was developed as early as the 1940s. But despite all those efforts, this technology never took off Here are the reasons why! While other technologies have so far targeted mainly our sense of sight and sound digital send technology is
something that targets your sense of smell. In the 1950s, systems like smell-o-vision and Aromarama we’re set up in theaters which released order during the projection of film so that the viewers
could smell what is happening in the movie. There are a lot of flaws like the smell was released with a distracting hissing noise And for the people in the balcony, the smell reached several seconds after the action was shown in the movie. Even more hilarious was the fact that the
orders were to failed causing the audience to sniff out loudly in attempt to catch the smell. Imagine something like this happening to you in a movie theater… People have even called smell-o-vision one of the top 100 worst ideas of all time. Fast forward to the millennia, among all crazy gadgets, the product iSmell came out. This was designed to emit the smell when a user visited a website or even opened an email And yeah, the world PC Magazine named I smell one of the 25 worst tech products of all time and the company which developed it went bankrupt. Since then, there have been a dozen announcements until 2018 but none of them came to life. To understand why, we need to look at how these systems work. These products are very similar to a printer where there are cartridges inside the actual product but rather than four basic colors there are 128 chemicals that are mixed to produce other odors. These are usually stored as natural oil or other fragrances The dispenser dispenses the chemicals into the air whenever there is a trigger and
the chemicals dissolved in there. This air is then directed towards the
user. Now, there are a lot of reasons why this technology fails. First of all the lack of understanding in the olfactory perception. You see when these products talk about mixing 128 chemicals to recreate other aromas, nobody is actually sure about how basic olfactory mixing works or even
what basic scents are. One can easily control the light or sound but controlling the scent involves a huge impact by the environment. You try to direct the smell towards the user but the air may blow in the opposite direction taking the smell to somewhere else. So, timing and distribution of the smell is always an issue. Above all these the synthetic orders can have a negative impact on the health of the audience. But, despite all these obstacles if the right candidates push this technology it can really become yet another technological thing that people cannot live without. Those candidates are none other than e-commerce websites and food delivery websites. Think about smelling soap before buying it or smelling the food before checking it out. Anyways, let me know about your thoughts on the digital scent technology down below in the comments and until next week This is Param signing off from “Tech nuggets” by Android Pitstop, wishing you absolutely nothing but the best of success!

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  1. Jump to the specific parts of the video:

    0:34 – What is Digital Scent Technology or Scentography?

    0:45 – Smell-O-Vision explained

    1:25 – What was iSmell and why was it a failure?

    1:53 – How Digital Scent Technology Systems work?

    2:24 – Problems with Digital Scent technology

    Thanks for watching. Kindly share the video!

  2. I ACTUALLY HAD TO LOOK THIS UP AND FINALLY CAME ACROSS THIS.. ALL MY LIFE I COULD WATCH TV ..VIDEOS.. ETC AND ACTUALLY CAN SMELL THE SCENTS.. FROM BODY ODOR PERFUME MACHINERY EVERYTHING.. IM VERY CLAIRVOYANT EMPATHY SEER SHAMAN.. BUT SMELLING SCENTS FROM JUST EYESIGHT IS BIZARRE CAN ANYOME TELL ME THE MEANING OF THIS PLEASE

  3. I am doing a seminar for this subject
    I would like to identify the more about this subject plz give replay or you phone number

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