Japanese devices can help with odour management in hospitals

March 11, 2019

The digital scent technology market is expected to grow annually by 30% from 2017 to reach USD1 billion by 2023, with Asia-Pacific projected to grow at the fastest rate according to market research. Previously, many organisations were not as particular about this aspect of their facilities -but odour control in healthcare is notably essential to patient satisfaction and speedy recovery.

Tokyo-based firm Aroma Bit has recently raised sufficient funds to help the company strengthen its digital olfactory innovations. The company’s novel technology digitally captures scents and enables the user to visualise aromas.

The startup aims to build the world’s first digital smell database and will utilise its funds to establish new technology using odour imaging sensors and relevant data from various applications and industries.The target industries include consumer goods, food and beverage, robotics, and healthcare among others amid the rise of digital olfactory devices market in Asia.

Aroma Bit has recently launched two new devices: SDK-1Q, a development kit that can detect the target smell, and Aroma Coder, a high-speed measurement system that results in different sensor output data. The products are especially useful for ambient monitoring and recreating more pleasant scents in hospitals and care centres.


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