Skip to main content

Table 1 Comparative table of current acquisition devices used to record olfactometric data

From: Evaluation of aroma profile differences between sué, sautéed, and pan-fried onions using an innovative olfactometric approach

Systems of acquisition Recording odor events parameters Respect of breathing rhythm and continuity of sensorial perceptions
Time/duration Intensity Descriptor
Internal acquisition software coupled with an tape recorder [23] x x
  Pushing button   Oral recording  
Coconut acquisition software (R. Almanza and P. Mielle, INRA dijon) coupled to an oral recorder [20] x x
  Keyboard   Oral recording  
Maestro software (Chrompack, Middelburg, The Netherlands) coupled with an oral recorder [21] x x
  Pushing button   Oral recording  
Internal acquisition software (using Pascal language) [24] x ?
  Keyboard    
Internal acquisition software using C++ language [32] x
  Icons at screen   Icons at screen  
Internal acquisition program coupled with finger-span device (Almanza and Mielle, LRSA INRA Dijon 1990) [25, 26] x
  Finger span   
Internal acquisition program coupled with a finger-span system developed by SCL Ltd. (Dunedin, New Zealand) [27] x
  Modified rotating finger span   
AcquiSniff® (Biosens, France) coupled with a digital recorder [19] x
  Pushing button Oral recording Oral recording  
Sniffer 9000 (Brechbuller, Switzerland) x
  Finger span Finger span Oral recording—Nose to Text conversion  
Voice Chromatogram Interface (ATAS/GL Sciences, The Netherland) [29] x
  Mouse button Mouse button Oral recording—conversion to text  
Oniris software
  Aroma wheel interface with continuous intensity scale