Google Patents a Wearable to Hide Workout Stench
Tech giant wins rights to a web-connected air freshener
Today’s wearables can accomplish almost anything in fitness—they can measure distance, track speed, monitor impact, and suggest workouts. According to Google, they may also someday control post-workout stink: on February 10, the tech giant was awarded a patent for a web-connected wearable device that masks bodily odors after periods of physical activity.
According to the patent’s hardware descriptions, the wearable would include a miniature fan that, once it detects a level of physical activity (via accelerometer), blows fragrance onto the wearer’s body.