• With This Bionic Nose, COVID Survivors May Smell the Roses Again

    3 monthes ago - By IEEE Spectrum

    Richard Costanzo stands beside a mannequin head sporting spectacles decked with electronics and holds a vial of blue liquid up to a tiny sensor. An LED glows blue, and Costanzo's phone displays the word “Windex.” Then he waves a vial of purple liquid and gets a purple light along with the message “Listerine.”
    “There won't be Scotch tape on the final model,” says Costanzo , as he rearranges the gear in his lab at Virginia Commonwealth University , in Richmond. The prototype is a partial demonstration of a concept that he's been working on for decades: a neuroprosthetic for smell. The...
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