Japanese developers say machine were gonna help bring objective to sumehara, or fragrance harassment, by those who perturb colleagues with their body odour
Worried your body odour is out of control but suspect your colleagues are too polite to say anything about it? Now theres an app for that, too.
A Japanese tech company has begun selling a machine that allows people to self-test their sweaty exteriors for three categories of smell.
The pocket-sized detector, which looks like a tape recorder, connects by Bluetooth to a smartphone app that discloses the potentially ominous makes in a appropriately discreet manner.
Konica Minolta, the firm previously best known for producing cameras and printers, believes there is a market for the odour checker in Japan because people are particularly vulnerable to smell.
There is even a word in Japanese for the behaviour of office workers who annoy others with their noxious fragrances sumehara , or smell harassment.