Dr Jenny Tillotson

University position

Visiting Scholar

Departments

Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology

Email

jrt48@cam.ac.uk

Home page

http://www.escent.ai (personal home page)

Research Themes

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience

Developmental Neuroscience

Interests

This research crosses design, biotechnology, complementary therapies, AI and neuroscience and combines wearable technology with new generation of sensors.

 

Using aroma-based stress management strategies, anxiety can be reduced using controlled-release fragrances to alleviate stress and improve sleep. Aromatherapy coupled with biosensors create data-driven solutions for wellbeing and preventative healthcare, informed by psychology and neurology studies that show the influence of essential oils on affective and cognitive states in humans.

This work presents an empowering sensory technology that emits context-dependent mood-enhancing aromas depending on biofeedback. In response to a real-time dynamic change in mood, biology, behaviour, voice analysis and sleep patterns, fragrances respond to emotional and sensory cues by using AI to learn from the user.

Novel sensors and emotionally responsive fragrance emitters are embedded into clothing/jewellery as an effective scent intervention

Research Focus

Keywords

wellbeing

sensory

anxiety

olfaction

biofeedback

Clinical conditions

Addiction

Anxiety disorders

Autism

Bipolar disorder

Dementia

Impulse control disorder (trichotillomania, etc)

Panic disorder

Personality disorders

Post-traumatic stress disorder

Seasonal affective disorder

Sleep disorders

Stress

Equipment

Behavioural analysis

Wearable Technology

Collaborators

Cambridge

Ljlijana Fruk

Chris Lowe

International

Andreas Manz Web: http://www.kist-europe.de/index.p...

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