scent capturing postcard printer for sony by li jingxuan
scent capturing postcard printer for sony by li jingxuan scent capturing postcard printer for sony by li jingxuan
aug 13, 2012

scent capturing postcard printer for sony by li jingxuan

‘scent capturing postcard printer’ for sony by li jingxuan



china-based designer li jingxuan, has conceived a ‘scent capturing printer’ concept for sony that analyzes certain smells
coming from foods, and translates them into a postcard. the system works using an ‘electronic nose’, a sensor that samples pattern
recognition to generate and characterize odors. the printer would then simulate these captured fragrances by mixing aroma based
inks stored within the device and transferring them onto a special photo-paper stock modules. once printed, the user would peel
a flap on the back side of the image to reveal the captured scents. the project adds a new dynamic perspective in communicating
through interactive postcards, where the idea of sharing and capturing certain moments in time becomes highly enjoyable.
li jingxuan’s ‘scent capturing printer’ project took part in the 2012 sony student design workshop.

‘aroma capturing postcard printer’ using electronic nose for translating scents



open flap to expose captured aromas



via wired
  • limberger?

    dbkii says:
  • It must be the child inside of me, but I’m wondering what kind of postcard flatulence would create ;P A very cool product whose technology I can see being practical in more important or other aspects.

    wangy says:
  • This is the most exciting invention of the 21st century. THIS IS AMAZING

    Sarah says:
  • Telling from the fillets and slots at the bottom, this is definitely not a SONY-style design.

    guest says:
  • Wow, can be used for fragrances too 🙂

    Polly says:
  • From flowers, fruits – technology is amazing!

    Polly says:
  • This is the most exciting invention of the 21st century. THIS IS AMAZING says:

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