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The FTR - Aura



Exploring the sense of smell, often overlooked in the increasingly digital age, Aura transforms facial expressions into smells and enhances non-verbal communication.


Aura is a wearable device which enhances non-verbal communication and emotional engagement through smell. Using a front camera and facial recognition technology, the system translates facial expressions into different scents - imagine your sadness being translated into a bitter smell.


Aura started as an experimental project which explored how the olfactory influences human interactions. The objective was to understand what communications pass through the sense of smell and if it could be used to transfer and receive emotions.