Japanese researchers have found a solution to combat “Sumeru harasumento,” or in English, “smell harassment.” They have introduced a device called Tanita ES-100 that will literally tell you how much you stink.
Tanita is basically a scale used to measure your: weight, body fat percentage, body water percentage, muscle mass, physique rating, basal metabolic rate (BMR), daily caloric intake (DCI), metabolic age, bone mass, and visceral fat.
All you need to do is turn on the Tanita ES-100 and move the sensor to a part of your body you’re concerned is exuding too much musk. It measures particulate matter and just after 10 seconds, it will display how intense your odour is on a 0-10 scale (0, you don’t smell; 10, you don’t have friends because of bad odour). Level 5 and above means it’s time for “smell care,” and you need to take a shower.
The scale goes both ways: if you’ve applied too much deodorant, perfume or body spray, the pocket-sized ES-100 will let you know if you should use the aftershave a little. The replaceable sensor is good for 2,000 uses, or about a year.
Most people in their 40s and 50s will be most interested in the ES-100, as that’s when men mostly start worrying about how much they stink. However, anyone who is not a middle-aged man doesn’t give a damn whose nostrils they’re offending.
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