Your smartphone may soon be able to identify and analyse scent as easily as it scans a QR code or recognises a voice. An Israeli company, Nanoscent, has developed an electronic nose that can detect odours and flavours through a smartphone, The Times of Israel has reported.

According to the co-founders Oren Gavriely and Eran Rom of the Haifa-based startup, Nanoscent is now developing a smartphone app that, that will incorporate a chip called a “scent recorder,” to facilitate the objective of identifying and analysing scents. Currently, the sensor exists separately from the smartphone.

Source: Now your smartphone can identify the scent for you

Random sensory quotes

Our brain is mapping the world. Often that map is distorted, but it’s a map with constant immediate sensory input.

— E.O. Wilson