An innovative prototype watch has been created called the Scent Rhythm watch which has been designed to tell its wearer the time using just smells, without the need to have a watch face or numerals.
The Scent Rhythm watch has been designed by Aisen Caro Chacin who has been exploring time through a different perspective and wants people to be able to tell time using just their noses rather than their eyes.
Chemicals within the Scent Rhythm watch create unique fragrances which are released every minute in small doses, and have been designed to be in tune with the circadian cycle of the human body.
During the morning the fragrance from the watch smells of coffee and as you move into the afternoon the smell changes to money and then again in the evening when it takes on a whiskey sent and finally a soothing chamomile fragrance at night.
Aisen Caro Chacin is a Physical Computing Lecturer at The New School, New York and explains : “I designed the watch with integrating time perception with a gradual change – a reminder that has a chemical component such as scent.
The watch is attuned to a person’s circadian rhythm, or internal body clock, which regulates the 24-hour cycle of the body’s biological processes. Correspondingly, the watch keeps track of time in four segments of six hours each, and triggers the related scent emitter. From 6 am to midday, or the rise period, the Scent Rhythm emits whiffs of coffee with caffeine.”
For more information on the new Scent Rhythm watch jump over to the Aisen Caro Chacin website for details on this very unusual and very unique watch.