Our homes are becoming increasingly connected and smarter – whether it is smart locks, lighting, appliances, or home 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. These devices have enhanced our perception of the world around us and augmented our senses in unprecedented ways, consequently, they are helping us live safer and helping us make smarter choices.
In our continued pursuit of improving our everyday experience, there is one more human sense that has yet to be integrated into our connected devices – the sense of smell.
Stratuscent’s eNose can detect food spoilage because at its heart is a proprietary chemiresistive array that can sense all the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that are associated with food deterioration. Specifically, when specific types of food spoil, the following volatile chemicals are released:
Since our eNose can detect these (and more) VOCs in trace amounts, it can easily detect the initial signs of food spoilage. With its 32-element sensing array that is designed to be sensitive to the various chemical functional groups combined with AI algorithms, our eNose can track and trace the evolution of complex scents and VOCs. This allows the eNose to detect how fresh, pure, or ripe certain foods are in a continuous manner.