Nokia : Work On Senses Of Smell

Scentsory is a mobile communication device that works with the senses of smell, sight, hearing and touch of human body, giving users the ability to experience remote communication on multi sensory levels. With the development of Scentsory, remote interfacing will become more biologically natural. The future of mobile communication is ready to take part in rich, multi-layered, multi-sensory experiences. In addition to basic audiovisual features, Scentsory is able to detect, transmit and emit smells. It can also radiate colours, lighting, and temperature from the caller’s environment.



There are a lot of people who believe that it will be possible in the future to have mobile phones that respond to all of our senses (rather than just to touch and sound). The phones would be able to notice a particular scent, for example, and perhaps we would see some interesting phone apps developed to go along with this newfound ability. Or perhaps not. Nokia has a concept phone like this called Scentsory.




Smell, the most evocative of the senses, can unconsciously trigger entire memories, complete with deep-rooted associated emotions. The average human is able to recognise approximately 10,000 different odours. Over time, odour-memory remains as other recollections fade. People recall smells with 65% accuracy after a year, while visual recollection of photographs sinks to about 50% after only three months.Nanotechnology plays a key role in the development of this new device. Using highly sophisticated sensors, the electronic ?nose? samples the odour of the caller?s environs and transmits this to the recipient electronically. Scientists have found that a distinct genetic pattern is associated with every odour, so it is simply a matter of matching electrical harmonics with gene activity. This way, the perception of a smell byelectrical stimulation could be technologically induced.


When the phone is in ?flat mode? (opened flat), the LED touchpad, two screens and stereo speakers for audiovisual calls are accessible. (Wireless ?earbuds? are available.) In ?open mode?, two screens with ahidden camera and stereo speakers, interior scent detectors, emitter and exterior temperature sensors are revealed. In ?closed mode?, the phone?s slim profile befits traditional voice calls. The LED screen on the lower folding surface alerts the user to incoming calls.





When you commission students from a school whose home page features a bunch of folks jumping with buckets on their heads to help design the cellphone of the future, you should expect to get some curious results. That’s exactly what Nokia did, asking students at London’s Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design to submit concepts for 4G and 5G (5G? sign us up!) devices. Pictured is the “Scentsory,” a foldable, uh —


what would you call this form factor? — triangle phone with the added bonus of scent reception from the caller. The keypad doesn’t seem particularly usable, and frankly the giant logo is a little self-indulgent, but those are the least of your problems when your buddy who works down at the rendering plant decides to catch up with you.

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