The way we use scent today in almost all applications is poorly targeted, inefficient and wasteful. However, there is a new, design-led ‘Wearable Technology’ that fuses the ancient art of perfumery with emerging technologies. The evolution of the perfume industry has identified that there is increasing consumer preference for ‘personalised’ fragrances to promote wellbeing. Development has commenced of a timed/controlled, therapeutic, user-worn, scent dispenser which can be embedded in ‘responsive jewellery’ and ‘smart clothing’ to create an enhanced experience. It has the capacity to alter mood and energy levels throughout the day, depending on your feelings and emotions. As an alternative therapy placed alongside those in vogue today such as aromatherapy and alternative healing practices, the new dispenser offers targeted controlled-release of personalised wellbeing fragrances tailored specifically to fit fluctuating moods throughout the day, in response to user driven stimuli. It is programmed to deliver scents on demand to improve an individual‟s sense of wellbeing by conscious control (timer) or bio-feedback (biometric sensor).
The UK Semiochemistry Network comprises a varied group of people who are interested in the sense of smell - olfaction. The group is principally concerned with mammalian olfaction, although insects are included where there is a link with humans or other vertebrates.
|Type of Research:||Conference, Symposium or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:||nanotechnology, olfaction, design-led wearable technologies, emotion, pheromones, fragrance-delivery, bio-feedback, fashion, smart textiles, wellbeing|
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design|
|Date:||07 September 2010|
|Related Websites:||http://www.smartsecondskin.com/main/wendy_lovestory2.htm, http://www.semiochemica.org.uk/Welcome.html|
|Event Location:||Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge|
|Deposited By:||INVALID USER|
|Deposited On:||10 Jul 2012 10:47|
|Last Modified:||31 May 2013 12:57|