UNLOCKING THE POTENTIAL OF SCENT DETECTION
Stratuscent’s breakthrough portable, real‐time, and low‐cost electronic nose leverages chemical sensing and artificial intelligence (AI) to detect, digitize, and catalog simple and complex everyday scents enhancing environmental intelligence, process quality control, yield, and safety.
SHAPING THE FUTURE
Today, our homes are becoming increasingly connected and smarter – whether it is smart locks, lighting, appliances, or home security. Having the pulse of our home accessible through our smartphones gives us comfort and a sense of security.
At the heart of this connectivity are an increasing number of Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices that connect to our Wi-Fi networks to provide the eyes, ears, touch, hands, and legs to our devices. Smart vacuums, for example, use infrared beacons as eyes to map their surroundings and bumpers with touch sensors to detect objects, meanwhile intelligent assistants use smart-hearing sensors to interpret information and execute commands.
There is one more human sense that has yet to be integrated into our connected devices – the sense of smell.
DECODING THE AIR WE BREATHE
With over 140 million homeowners in US & Canada, remote monitoring of properties for unhealthy smells, flammable gases, unpleasant scents, and other malodors it is becoming crucial for owners of primary, vacation, and rental properties.
In these cases, harnessing the sense of smell can remotely provide a “scent picture” of the property. Detecting target scents or odors can indicate cleanliness issues, presence or use of illegal substances, and even ongoing activities in violation of the property rules (such as large parties). Much like a trained guard dog is needed to pick out target smells, the digitization of the ability to smell is imperative to achieve true connectedness with our homes.
THE SCENT OF FOOD FRESHNESS
The distribution of the avoidable food loss and waste (FLW) accounts for a whopping 21% or 2.4 million tons of food worth more than $10 billion is lost at the consumer level. This waste can be easily reduced.
Two ways in which we can prevent food wastage at the consumer level are:
A) Ensuring proper refrigeration to prevent spoilage
B) Establishing a standardized way to confirm when food should be consumed promptly or processed immediately (ex. cooked and frozen) for later consumption.
This is where scent digitization is changing the landscape.