The new SensorWake, an olfactory alarm clock claims to gently wake you up from your slumber by emitting tempting odors instead of blaring beeps or a tune that you’ll quickly come to bitterly resent. SensorWake is capable of producing several scents, though which includes chocolate, peach, strawberry, croissant, fresh cut grass, and, for the ballers out there, money.
This amazing olfactory alarm clock system will wake you up with a scent of your choice. Using interchangeable cartridges at the back, the special alarm clock greets you in the morning with different Sensational Fragrances.
SensorWake might sound like a device, but we like to think it’s more. It’s about making your mornings peaceful and happy, and your days smoother and easier to conquer.
This startup was created by Guillame Rolland, an 18-year-old inventor from France. After entering his idea at the Google Science Fair 2014 where it placed in the top 15 and gaining a lot of buzz, he decided to pursue and build a marketable version of the product. Rolland will be launching a Kickstarter on May 27 to crowd fund the product. To develop a range of scents, Rolland has worked with perfume experts to synthesize various other smells.
Rolland’s inspiration behind the product explains Sensor Wake better. Scientific American reports that he saw the problem of sound alarm clocks in nursing homes where many elderly individuals struggle with hearing problems. Nurses would have to wake them each day. However, Rolland’s own experiments at the nursing homes show that all subjects woke up within two minutes of smelling menthol.
Just before you go to bed, insert the cartridge of your preferred scent and set the time. Fans inside the clock will start activating the smell when it’s time to wake up. Each cartridge is good for 60 uses. Empty capsules can be recycled (and they’re VOC-free). With a wide array of scent options, people can choose what scents should wriggle them to life.
Alarm clock, 109€ (around $119) for clock and 2 capsules.
It will be available around November 2015.