by Yuyu Lin, Kai Zheng, Lijuan Liu, Yang Chen, Jiahao Guo, Shuo Li, Cheng Yao, Fangtian Ying
Smell disorders are common, which can impair the quality of life. In this paper, we propose OlfacEnhancer, a pendant for hyposmia patients, which augments real-world olfactory perception synchronizing visual information. We present the compact hardware designthat can release seven different scents and the implementation of a machine-vision-basedself-sufficient system, which includes automatic image capture and real-time object recognition. Besides, we discussed its validity in promoting healthy olfaction and pleasantness through a brief user study. Finally, we present other application possibilities of OlfacEnhancer in the future.