Friday, May 1, 2009
Emeril is always talking about Smellivision...and it cracks us up everytime.
Soon, though, you might actually be able to smell your fave cooking shows, instead of just watching them on TV (or actually cooking something, 'natch).
This futuristic looking helmet (pictured) was devised by British scientists to re-create the sights and smells of far flung destinations, but we think it would be better suited to send to you straight to Kitchen Stadium (what does eel ice cream smell like, anyway)? We want to know!
So how would this smell-helmet work?
According to ixplora.com, "a tube connected to a box of chemicals releases smells under the wearer’s nose, while a similar device can spray flavours directly into the mouth and provide a texture sensation."
Texture sensation! It's almost like eating!
Professor Alan Chalmers, of Warwick University, said the headset should be ready within five years.
Let the countdown begin.
For more information: http://www.ixplora.com/the-headset-that-will-make-the-virtual-world-as-convincing-as-real-life/