A company called Adamant Technologies has designed a new processor for the Apple iPhone that can take smells and tastes and digitize them. This will allow iPhone users to identify certain tastes and smells
using their smartphone. The processor has over 2,000 sensors that it uses for smelling as opposed to 400 in the average human nose. The company, based in San Francisco, will be rolling out chips from a plant in Austin, Texas and in a year or two it will have apps designed to use with the chips.
Additionally, Adamant will manufacture an accessory that plugs into the Apple iPhone, and when used with certain apps, will allow users to check their own breath for halitosis and will also show what caused the bad breath. Other apps, priced at $100 or less, will allow diabetics to test their blood sugar level
and allow those drinking to get a up-to-date reading on blood-alcohol levels.
Venture Capitalist Vinad Khosla helped Adamant raise $2.5 million last year with the next financing round expected to bring in more cash later this year. Can you smell that? It smells like the sweet scent of success for the company.