Sound Perfume glasses - side view (Photo: Yongsoon Choi)
Sound Perfume glasses (Photo: Yongsoon Choi)
Sound Perfume glasses - the insides (Photo: Yongsoon Choi)
Two happy owners of Sound Perfume glasses (Photo: Yongsoon Choi)
The scent and sound emitting unit of the Sound Perfume glasses (Image: Yongsoon Choi)
Researchers from Keio University in Tokyo created glasses designed to augment the wearer's experience by providing additional audio and olfactory stimuli during social encounters. Fitted with speakers and scent emitters, the spectacles emit sound and smell signals unique to the person you meet. This eyewear is clearly more than just a fashion accessory. Rather, in the words of its makers, it is an attempt to encourage face-to-face communication with emotional and memorable sound and smell experiences.
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