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Challenges of the Digital Olfaction Society

  1. DOS first challenge:

To update existing olfactory Research & Development. We will highlight the interdisciplinary sciences connected to the digital smell world and its related topics including:

  • Chemistry, Biochemistry and its impact on Neuroscience
  • Electronics, Physics, Engineering
  • Mathematics, Computing Science

2. DOS second challenge:

To consider the practical applications of digital olfaction, i.e. the way in which we can transfer the recent scientific breakthroughs. We do believe that the interest of such a subject calls for its detailed study insofar as it represents a goldmine with its many applications in the communication, food, medical, and cosmetic industries.

Olfactory digitization plunges us into an interactive experience bearing strong marks of reality, making it possible to “feel” movies, games, music, SMS, emails or any digital media. Such applications make it possible to access a more immersive and exciting environment; our olfactory sense is becoming a key element for the innovative products of various industries. With digital fragrances, a quasi-subliminal new dimension is reached which can transport viewers, players to the very heart of the world of senses.

3. DOS third challenge:

To project those applications to everyday life to measure their impact on our lifestyle. We might think that olfactory digitization is similar to digital science-fiction, but such a belief seems to be outdated nowadays. Following the huge advances made by very few leading researchers in this field, we understand that the fledgling applications of olfactory digitization open the doors to a world of high technology in search of olfactory control.

The digitization of olfaction brings about the idea of improved and individualized entertainment and communication; however the potential of digital olfaction can be extended to the development of medical treatments and diagnosis, especially neurological, or to the field of safety for carmakers or the Army. There is no doubt that the digitization of smells, fragrances and aromas will be the technology of tomorrow.