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Novel smartphone app to detect your scent

The technology can be applied in smart building applications for the proper maintenance of bathrooms, culinary businesses

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  • Smartphones can detect QR codes, fingerprints, faces, etc.
  • A new smartphone app can detect smells too
  • The app may be very useful in culinary businesses

Besides scanning a QR code or recognising your face, voice, as well as motion, your smartphone may now soon be able to identify and analyse your scent, via an app that acts like an electronic nose that can detect odours and flavours.

Nanoscent, an Israel-based start-up, is developing a smartphone app that, used together with a chip called a “scent recorder”, can determine users’ scent profile and help them select products, e.g., cosmetics, perfumes and soaps, best suited for them, timesofisrael.com reported.

“Combining scent with technological innovation is something that hasn’t yet been explored or fully realised,” Oren Gavriely, co-founder and CEO, was quoted as saying.

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Even though our sense of smell strongly impa  cts how we think, feel and remember, it is not a part of the existing ecosystem of smartphone devices, which use voice activation, facial recognition, and motion detection to enhance our lives, Gavriely said.

Made up of nanoparticles, the new sensor which is currently separate from the smartphone, emits different signals based on the smell it is exposed to.

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The technology uses the interactions between the sensor and the chemical substances emitted from our body to generate a distinct pattern, or fingerprint, for each scent. It then uses this data to train its algorithm to identify different kinds of smells.

The company is also developing a matchmaking application that can determine people’s compatibility based on their scent profiles, the report said. The technology identifies the smells of each individual in the couple, and creates a map of smells that were attractive and best suited to the other.

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the app may especially be useful in culinary businesses. VOA

Then they train their algorithm to detect the various scents, and thus identify potential matches. Both products are expected to be launched this year, Gavriely said. The technology can be applied in smart building applications for the proper maintenance of bathrooms, culinary businesses that want to record smells, automobile companies that want to use scent to influence drivers, and companies interested in enhancing sleep by using scent. IANS

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Vivo Launches V11 in India

The smartphone runs Vivo's proprietary Funtouch OS 4.5 based on Android 8.1 Oreo and comes with the company's "Jovi AI Engine.

Vivo has never wavered in its mission to design the perfect phone. Now with the V11Pro, we present you with the 19.5:9 aspect ratio Halo FullView™ Display.

Chinese smartphone maker Vivo on Tuesday launched the Vivo V11 in India for Rs 22,990 in starry night black and nebula purple colours.

The smartphone comes in a configuration of 6GB RAM and 64GB expandable storage and will be available on Flipkart, Vivo India E-store and all offline channels starting September 27.

“At Vivo, it has always been our priority to bring constant innovation in technology and phone design. With the launch of the V11, we are adding a plethora of options for our consumers to choose a smartphone that meets their day-to-day needs,” Jerome Chen, CMO, Vivo India, said in a statement.

With an optical fingerprint sensor hidden beneath the display, Eliminating the visible fingerprint pad results in a beautiful design, seamless from top to bottom.

The device is powered by a 3315mAh battery with dual-engine fast charge.

The Smartphone features a 16MP+5MP dual rear camera and 25MP artificial intelligence (AI) selfie camera.

“Powered by Artificial Intelligence, the backlight HDR and low light modes capture multiple frames and combine them to create well exposed photographs with a good level of detail. The camera’s scene recognition mode automatically identifies objects, elements and scenes and applies specially customised enhancements for photographs,” the company added.

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The device sports a 6.3-inch “Halo FullView” display with 19.9 aspect ratio.

The smartphone runs Vivo’s proprietary Funtouch OS 4.5 based on Android 8.1 Oreo and comes with the company’s “Jovi AI Engine” to allocate CPU and memory resources efficiently to handle multiple operations. (IANS)

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