_____ the smell

Project by Laura Castiblanco Prieto, Daniela Chavarria, Fernanda Enrigue, and Laura Navarro under Profs. Uwe Gellert and Carmen Luippold

Air can give us plentiful data, which we can analyze with our sense of smell. Unfortunately, we underestimate it and don’t make the most out of it. But even if we wanted to, we don’t know how to precisely define or refer to certain smells. Additionally, there are cultural disparities in naming odors, and there are also people that have some level of impairment in their sense of smell – this deficiency is called anosmia.

Our project’s purpose is to address this issue by standardizing the interactions regarding smells no matter if you have perfect abilities or not. We established accurate and recognizable terms to easily associate with the correct odor.

We designed a communication system that has 10 basic smell categories. It’s a simple arrangement that uses colors, alphanumeric codes and a vertical 5-position column to describe the odors from each category.


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