Today, our homes are becoming increasingly connected and smarter – whether it is smart locks, lighting, appliances, or home security. Having the pulse of our home accessible through our smartphones gives us comfort and a sense of security.
At the heart of this connectivity are an increasing number of Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices that connect to our Wi-Fi networks to provide the eyes, ears, touch, hands, and legs to our devices. Smart vacuums, for example, use infrared beacons as eyes to map their surroundings and bumpers with touch sensors to detect objects, meanwhile intelligent assistants use smart-hearing sensors to interpret information and execute commands.
There is one more human sense that has yet to be integrated into our connected devices – the sense of smell.
Achieving the optimal cooking point, particularly for inexperienced cooks, can be challenging. Let’s take the example of meat: cooking the perfect steak or the perfect chicken by balancing high heat on the outside with low heat on the inside requires skill and practice. Reaching the right food temperature makes food safe for consumption by destroying dangerous pathogens that can cause food poisoning but overcooking the food will result in a very dry and dull meal.
Any recipe can be boiled down to a series of stages such as:
heating –> adding ingredients –> stirring / flipping –> optimal cooking –> removing food
Each stage in this sequence has a unique and characteristic aroma that is captured by Stratuscent’s eNose. As we transition between the stages based on the recipe or our previous experience, Stratuscent’s AI learns the points of transition based on the changes in the food aromas captured by the eNose. Over time, the eNose trains itself to predict the stages of each recipe.
To us, the users, this provides the novel ability to know exactly when to perform an action, so that our grandmother’s cardamom tea recipe will taste perfectly delicious every time!
A look into Stratuscent’s AI predicting the different stages of a cardamom tea recipe based on aromas
Stratuscent’s proprietary solution is the first ever AI-driven, small form factor, cloud-connected, and low-cost device in the market.
The versatile chemical sensing array embraces cross-sensitivity which is inspired by the functionality of the human nose. It leverages AI to deliver robustness in real-world environments like varying temperatures, humidity, and complex background scents in real-time and with great accuracy.
Stratuscent’s eNose is based on technology that was developed at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) and installed in the International Space Station. After obtaining perpetual worldwide licensing rights to 6 patents, Stratuscent has improved and optimized the end-to-end system to provide real-time environmental intelligence in B2B, B2B2C and B2C applications.