Yes, This Exists: Scent-Recording Camera
The dream of smell-o-vision has officially become a reality! The new "smell camera," dubbed Madeleine, can preserve fragrances permanently by absorbing and recording their molecular information. Which smell would you record? Epoisses, perhaps?
Created by designer Amy Radcliffe, Madeleine is an “analog odor camera” based off so-called ‘Headspace Capture,’ a technology developed for the perfume industry to analyze and recreate the odor compounds that surround various objects.
When a smell source is placed under the device’s glass cone, a pump extracts the smell via a plastic tube. After being drawn to Madeleine’s main unit, the smell goes through a resin trap which absorbs the particles so molecular information can be recorded.
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