Multisensor – multibogus

Ok… We confess. The great new Pingdom multisensor device that could monitor home and office environments for smell, motion, sound, light, and so on, was not real. It was our humble contribution to April Fool’s Day. There, we said it.

The Pingdom multisensor bogus prototype
Image: Looks pretty good, doesn’t it?

The cool part is that all technology necessary to create something like this actually exists. Yes, even the electronic nose. One real-world example is the ENose from NASA. (Or should that be “NASAL”?)

If someone actually went ahead and produced a multisensor device like this, we’d be in geek gadget heaven. Lots of little sensors in one little package would give endless opportunities for monitoring different scenarios for example at home. So, please, someone…? Samsung? Sony? Matsushita?

If you’re not tired of April Fool’s Day yet, go have a look at the top 100 April Fool’s Day hoaxes of all time at the Museum of Hoaxes. Good stuff.

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