NCR and Aerome have developed a way to convey smells through a multimedia-based kiosk, which could lead to smell-based websites in the future.
Smells are generated using scent cartridges which release the aroma in sync with the scenes displayed on the kiosk's touchscreen. These cartridges, which are operated by microprocessors, store scent molecules in a special solution.
NCR is targeting the kiosks at companies wanting to promote their products in-store.
Aerome is also looking at ways of transferring the technology to the internet. "In the future, a homepage might smell of the creator's aftershave or perfume," said a spokesman. "People could book a holiday in Italy online and get the smell of a freshly baked pizza."
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