Aryballe releases world odor map
Categorie(s) : Industry, Innovation & Society, News
Published : 2 February 2015
Grenoble-based start-up Aryballe Technologies has created the Odoramap, an online world map of scents that users can view and enrich from any smartphone or tablet. Perfect if you want to get lost in the smells on the streets of San Francisco, breathe in the aroma of a high-altitude forest in Bolivia, or share the fragrance of your prize-winning flower garden (at least virtually!). An online wizard helps users describe the smells they want to add, locate them on a map, and even upload a picture of the location. The map has already compiled several hundred scents.
Aryballe Technologies will leverage this original initiative to bolster its online presence and raise its profile on the markets it plans to target. The company developed a portable odor-detection device for people suffering from olfactory disorders slated for release in 2016. Proof-of-concept testing has been completed and further development work is underway in partnership with researchers at INAC and CEA-Leti.