oPhone by vapor communications is capable of sending 'scent messages'
 
oPhone by vapor communications is capable of sending 'scent messages'
jun 13, 2014

oPhone by vapor communications is capable of sending 'scent messages'

oPhone by vapor communications: a device capable of sending ‘scent messages’
all images courtesy vapor communications

 

 

 

in june 2014, vapor communications will launch the first scent-based mobile messaging platform for iPhone users on indiegogo. the new communication platform will essentially evolve to allow users to send and receive scent-infused SMS. harvard university & wyss institute scientists david edwards and rachel field, have developed this platform specifically for the bluetooth-enabled ‘oPhone’, a device that generates complex aroma signals in rapid succession without lingering aromatic clouds, similar to the function of a standard telephone in its delivery of audio information.

oPhone by vapor communications: the first phone capable of sending 'scent messages'

 

 

‘oSnap’, the company’s iPhone application, will allow users to tag photographs with over 300,000 unique scents, send and receive these scent-tagged images electronically as ‘oNotes’ via email, facebook, twitter and other programs.

oPhone by vapor communications: the first phone capable of sending 'scent messages'

 

 

according to vapor communications, the scent-based messaging platform will work as follows: users will obtain the mobile-messaging app ‘oSnap’ in the apple store and download onto their iphones for free; they will then be able to snap a photograph and tag any object in the photograph with a scent; creation of the scent will be facilitated by a scrolling window that presents up to 32 unique scents of which users can choose from one to eight, resulting in over 300,000 combinations; users will then be able to name the scent-tagged image and send it electronically to friends.’ 

oPhone by vapor communications: the first phone capable of sending 'scent messages'
rendered detail of the oPhone

 

 

to learn more about the project, see here.

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