menu

Wearable Tech Connects Astronauts To The Smells They Love On Earth [Video]

technology

Senti8 is a bracelet that lets wearers remember scents of places they have visited.

Leah Gonzalez
  • 23 april 2014

Developed by a team of eight led by videographer and hackathon enthusiast Leslie Birch, Senti8 is a personal scent band that lets astronauts relive the favorite scents they miss.

According to the write-up on the project website, smells on earth are some of the things that astronauts miss the most. Research has also shown that space travelers and those who travel in high altitudes experience diminished senses, including sense of smell. The Senti8 is a bracelet that lets space travelers relive memories associated with certain smells.

Senti8-1.jpg

The Senti8 team hacked an e-cigarette to create the scent-delivery system of the bracelet. The wearable tech device consists of icons of different scent categories. LED lights function as indicators for the chosen scent and the scent is delivered as a quick burst propelled by steam into custom-designed cones embedded around the bracelet. Scent cartridges can be replaced and the bracelet even includes a connectivity feature that allows the wearers to share a scent with friends and loved ones who are in a remote location.

Senti8-3.jpg

The Senti8 bracelet won Best Use In Hardware at the NASA Space App Challenge in NYC and is now vying for the global prize.

More about the creation process can be found on the Senti8 Tumblr blog.

Watch the video about Senti8 below.

Senti8
[h/t] Technical.ly

technology
Trending

Turn Any Wearable Into A Mental Health Tracker

Fitness / Sport
Work Today

Amazon Is Experimenting With A 30-Hour Work Week

The online retailer is launching a pilot program that will allow a technical team to work with a considerably shortened schedule

Fitness / Sport Today

How The Rio Olympics Stood For More Than Just Games

PSFK rounds out the Rio Games with our picks for the finest moments beyond sports

Trending

Get PSFK's Latest Report: Future of Retail: Technology Primer

See All
Retail Today

Mobile Travel App Embraces Cognitive Computing

The Orlando Tourism Board is looking to IBM Watson to provide personalized local recommendations for visitors

PURPLELIST EXPERTS

Rachel Sterne Haot

The first Digital Officer of New York City

Automotive Today

Bike-Friendly Apartment Building For Swedish Cyclists

A residential space is being designed for commuters to easily transport goods

Advertising Today

Nike Takes Over An Entire City Block With A Giant Running Track

The Unlimited Stadium is shaped like a 100-meter sole print of the brand's LunarEpic sneaker

Gaming Today

Fortune Cookie Service Brings Bad News To Your Doorstep

To promote their new delivery service Blackbox, the creators of Cards Against Humanity are delivering unfortunate messages in an edible form

PSFK LABS REPORT

Future Of Work
Cultivating The Next Generation Of Leaders
NEW

PSFK Op-Ed august 25, 2016

Retail Expert: What Sustainability Means To The Millennial Generation

Jo Godden, Founder of RubyMoon, discusses how brands can limit their environmental impact worldwide

PSFK Labs Today

New Mentorship Ecosystems Benefit All Levels Of An Organization

PSFK’s Future of Work report explores how technology is being leveraged to support cross-team communication

Arts & Culture Today

This Picture Frame Could Be The Lava Lamp For A New Generation

Slow Dance makes real objects appear to move in slow motion

Work Today

Editorial Roundtable: How Will Companies Staff The Workplace Of The Future?

Managed By Q, Soma, Workbar, Primary, AltSchool and thinkPARALLAX examine the ways that a people-first workplace might disrupt the job hiring process

Arts & Culture Today

Airport Mural Puts Passengers In The Clouds

The installation in an Amsterdam terminal lets travelers float through a series of billowing 3D digital shapes

Automotive Today

DevBot Is An Intelligent, Driverless, Electric Car

The unmanned test vehicle from RoboRace is a preview of upcoming AI race models

Augmented / Virtual Reality Today

AR Ski Goggles Make Racing Down The Slopes Even More Immersive

Israeli startup RideOn weaves digital overlays into the thrill of skiing with an unconventional pair of protective eyewear

INSIGHTS COVERAGE

Rio Olympics
Innovation Coverage From The Rio Games
READ NOW

Advertising Today

Japan Wants To Make 2020 Olympic Medals From Recycled Electronic Waste

The Tokyo Games could showcase the first-ever gold, silver and bronze awards made from discarded phones and computers

Culture Today

This Small Town Has Become A Hide-and-Seek World Championship Destination

An old abandoned village in Northern Italy has become a massive playground for over one hundred competitive players

Design Today

Garmin’s New Smartwatch Is Challenging The Luxury Market

The brand adds a premium version of its popular multi-sport trainer to its accessories collection

No search results found.