A device that can alert users if they begin to smell of body odour has been launched in Japan.
The Kunkun Body, created by Konica Minolta, uses a sensor to measure body smells at four points on the body – near the head, behind the ear, the armpit and feet – before providing analysis via a smartphone app.
According to the developers, recent studies in the country have shown the number one etiquette concern in the workplace is body smell – particularly during the hot summer months.
The small sensor is designed to be carried around in the user’s pocket or bag and, when used, will mark your body odour out of 100 – the lower it is, the better.
The devices are expected to begin delivery later this year.