Yes, you read that headline correctly. Feel free to read it again to make sure your eyes aren’t deceiving you. Here’s what you need to know. The human nose is impressive. We can detect so many scents in the air. Computers, on the other hand, have a much harder time with that. Thanks to a startup in San Francisco (Yes, we are feeling the Bay Area pride over here) called Adamant Technologies, we are closer to having our smartphones learn how to pick up on bad breath. It doesn’t just stop with a sense of smell. Adamant Technologies is also incorporating taste as well. What does this all mean? It means that your iPhone will soon learn how to detect bad breath.
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. – Julie Bort, Business Insider
We are still a couple of years away from these devices that will allow our iPhones to detect bad breath, but chips for the device are currently being mass produced in Austin, Texas. All you will need to do is plug the device to your phone. All of this will cost $100 or less for the consumer. Adamant Technologies has other planned apps coming our way too! We’re excited to see what they’re bringing to the market, and we can’t wait to try them.
For more information on bad breath and its causes, check out our blog post here.