By Sumit Passary email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Jan 09, 2013 09:17 AM EST
Adamant Technology, based in San Francisco, claims that it has designed a computer chip for the iPhone, which will enable the smartphone to identify different smells and flavors.
Adamant Technology has created a computer chip that works with several tiny sensors that can "take the sense of smell and taste and digitize them", according to CEO and founder Sam Khamis.
"This was a pretty tricky problem to solve. A computer can easily identify a chemical in the air, but put a bunch of them together and it's stumped. For instance, humans can tell when there's pizza and chocolate chip cookies in the same room. Computers have a harder time with that," reported Business Insider.
Khamis explained that the average human nose has about 400 sensors that pick out various chemicals in the air and identify them. The company's computer chip is designed with around 2000 sensors, which is akin to a dog's nose.
Reports indicate that the company has just begun to mass produce its chips at a plant in Austin, Texas, and the chip may be available in the next one or two years.
Adamant Technology is also expected to produce an iPhone accessory that can warn you when your breath smells bad. The accessory is estimated to be priced at around $100.
"Halitosis, or bad breath tracking, is something we're really interested in. Your best friend will tell you," said Khamis.
The accessory will also include other planned apps that will track real-time metabolic tracking, which means that the app will tell you exactly how many calories you are burning at any given moment.
If such an iPhone is offered in the future which can smell and taste, what would you want the iPhone to smell and taste for you?