Tag Archives: smell

Pocket-sized Smartphone Breathalyzer

By | August 1, 2016

Further to my piece on smell sensing tech, it seems that breathalyzers, which use gas sensors like this one: Alcohol Gas Sensor, are getting smaller. This one attaches to a smartphone, fits in a pocket and costs $35. (Via Interesting Engineering) That’s not the cheapest one out there — this BACtrack Ultra-Portable Personal Keychain Breathalyzer probably is — but I think it’s probably the… Read More »

Nose job: smells are smart sensors’ last frontier | Reuters

By | June 22, 2016

My piece for Reuters about the technology of smell: Nose job: smells are smart sensors’ last frontier | Reuters. A video version is here. Nose job: smells are smart sensors’ last frontier SINGAPORE | BY JEREMY WAGSTAFF Phones or watches may be smart enough to detect sound, light, motion, touch, direction, acceleration and even the weather, but they… Read More »