Chair Anosmia: Making the Invisible Visible


The Chair “Anosmia: Making the Invisible Visible” aims to make hyposmia and anosmia visible (respectively partial and total loss of smell), to reinforce communities of anosmic people in order to stimulate research and development of affordable technical solutions for the patients.

It also aims to open a public debate on the place and role of taste and smell by producing original and recreational contents.

Working Areas

The Chair brings together researchers in management, sociology and psychology to explore the use of new technological devices allowing to characterize and measure smells and taste and the related business models.


Aryballe Technologies

Chair Holder

Vincent Mangematin 


Sylvain colombero, Post-doc

Lucie Cormons, Research engineer


A chair is overall a research project that aims to create scientific knowledge.

Here is the link to our questionnaire to participate in our current study :

Survey : Social description and experience of smell (closed)


Anosmic Day : 20 March 2017

Press Coverage :

Radio program RFI espanol "La anosmia, cuando se ha perdido el olfato"

Vincent Mangematin



  • 08 Jul La nouvelle chaire de recherche Anosmie, rendre visible l’invisible identifiera de nouveaux business models en lien avec les biotechnologies pour les anosmiques

    Anosmia: a Research Chair to Raise Public Awareness

    Grenoble Ecole de Management launches a new chair to promote research and development on anosmia, a condition that causes patients to lose their sense of smell.

  • 14 Nov

    Anosmia: an invisible disability

    Anosmia is the loss of the sense of smell. It affects 5% of people across the world. There is no health-care system to support it. Neva Bojovic discusses what anosmia is and the difficulties of the recognition of this disability.