Google may be developing digital deodorant

Tech giant Google has been awarded a patent for a body odour busting device which releases fragrances to keep the user smelling fresh. The wearable 'fragrance emission device' includes several sensors that can detect the physical activity of the user.

Tech giant Google has been awarded a patent for a body odour busting device which releases fragrances to keep the user smelling fresh. The wearable 'fragrance emission device' includes several sensors that can detect the physical activity of the user.

These sensors would also detect a rise in temperature and moisture, suggesting increased sweat levels and body odour. The device fits under the clothes and uses its range of sensors to keep tabs on odour levels. When needed, it releases fragrances to keep the user smelling fresh.

It is also able to regulate just how much spray is needed to cover the user's body odour needs, 'express.Co.Uk' reported.

The device will also provide travel tips which can suggest routes away from people within the user's social network of contacts that are linked to the device, in case of those bad-smelling situations. The route suggesting portion may employ searching technology such as Google Maps or Google Earth to supply the alternate route.

An earlier report suggested that Google was to bring it’s balloon-powered Internet and wind energy project to India. According to a report, Google is in talks with the Indian government to introduce its Project Loon, an internet project that uses high-altitude balloons to offer affordable internet across the globe to people without any access.

Project Loon uses balloons that travel 20 km above the earth. Using software algorithms, Loon determines where the balloon needs to go depending upon the wind. It started as a pilot project in New Zealand wherein 30 balloons were launched. Last year in November, Google announced that Project Loon has the ability to launch up to 20 balloons per day.

With inputs from PTI

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