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Bouquet, a device that translates colors into fragrances

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Point the cone at a patch of blue and sniff the other end. An ocean scent wafts through the nozzle and into your nose. The Bouquet color-to-smell translator was created in just one week by Erika Marthins, Arthur Moscatelli, Pietro Alberti, and Andrea RamΓ¬rez Aburto, students at Γ‰cole cantonale d’art de Lausanne (Γ‰CAL) in Switzerland. From their communication machines workshop instructor Niklas Roy:

The cone shaped device has an optical sensor built in its tip, with which it can recognize different colors. Inside the cone’s bottom is a stepper motor controlled disc, that turns pads with according scents directly under the nose of the operator. If you’d point it to a red color for example, the disc would turn a cotton pad, which is soaked with strawberry aroma, to the device’s smell opening.

Check out more photos from the workshop here.

Next: How many smells can you identify? and The Reinvention of Normal: Dominic Wilcox’s quest for new ideas.

via Prosthetic Knowledge.

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