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