Google is known for a lot of good products around the world today, such as (but not limited to) their search engine (obviously), Gmail, Android, and last but not least, Google+ – their take on the whole social media thing. One thing they’re not known for though is ridding the world of body odor. While there’s no Google variety of deodorant as of yet, don’t let that fool you – they’re hard at work creating a product that will intelligently combat all of your body odor problems. They’ve recently been given a patent for a type of smart device that will either help you smell better, or if it can’t help your smell, it will at least help you avoid any of your friends who might be in danger of smelling you.
While this all sounds like a bit of a joke, it’s really not. The wearable device will come equipped with a type of activity sensor as well as the ability to know if you stink or not, and if it decides you’re a little rank, it will shoot out a fragrance to make you smell a bit more pleasant. Even stranger, the device will be able to connect to your social media networks and warn you if any of your friends are close by while you’re not smelling like a dozen roses. That way, you can avoid the awkward moment when your friends begin to wonder if the person they’re smelling is you. If you’re still having a hard time believing me, here is the patent.
Obviously, since the patent was just issued, there isn’t really any information on the device, such as the cost or when it might be available for purchase. In the meantime, though, we can all speculate. What do you think? Is this a good idea or not? Let us know in the comments section below.
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