Reducing viral transmission by adapted masks

December 2021

Dr Tillotson gave a presentation to the UK Semiochemsitry Network. The COVID-19 viral pandemic continues in 2021 with a new variant, omicron, which has multiple alterations in the spike protein and maybe more transmissible. As a designer working in the hybrid of biosciences, technology, fashion communication, and scent, here Dr Tillotson presents a possible addition to the armamentarium of measures to contain SARS-CoV2 with novel wearable technologies designed to reduce the commonest method for disease transmission: airborne spread.
The presentation introduces transformative technology that could potentially change the face of high protection via reusable FFP3 masks and the use of scent and antiviral properties in real-life scenarios. She introduced a potential method for lining the upper respiratory tract with whatever protective substance is needed by providing a wearable nebulizer that offers "personal protection assurance" via a patented liquid delivery system. Combining filtration of air from a hostile environment with nebulized medication designed to inhibit viral attachment and evidence-based stress-reducing aromas in a wearable device might be an effective way to reduce viral spread.
Further work is needed to assess the effectiveness or otherwise of viral attachment inhibitors in vitro, then in vivo and to quantify stress reduction by olfactory cues.

National Ability Summit

December 2021

Dr Jenny Tilotson was a panelist at the 2nd edition of National Ability Summit (Virtual International Conference -2nd/3rd December), participating in the session "Investments in the Disability Sector" and moderated by Hardeep Rai from Kaleidoscope Investment Group. Dr Tillotson is a Sensory Designer and Founder of eScent and a long-term user of mental health services. She is a named inventor on several awarded and pending patents in wearable scent technology and smart textiles for health, wellbeing, fashion and lifestyle.

As an award winning design researcher and mental health campaigner, Jenny is recognised as one of the leading innovators in the hybrid of science, technology, fashion communication and scent.

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eScent Platform Technology Film

October 2021
eScent is on an exciting journey. Find out why we are building nature positive and impactful solutions – and helping modern humans ‘re-feel’ life through new data-driven scent technologies that sense our body and our local surroundings in real-time and then dispense counteractive evidenced-based aromas, depending on context.

You too could be part of this journey by helping us to miniaturize the design of our transformative green technology. The patented wearable platform technology and AI-powered liquid dispenser can be deployed in a range of wearables, including reusable high protection facemasks, garment buttons, jewellery, smart textiles and AR/VR headsets for the FashionTech, Beautytech, Medtech, Gaming, Travel and the Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy sectors.

eScent FFP3 Mask

October 2021.

Revolutionary green technology that seeks to change the face of high protection masks and the utility of context-driven scent in real-life scenarios

InnovateUk Award

October 2020

Sustainable Innovation Fund (SIF) - Green Innovation.

eScent (Sensory Design & Technology Ltd) wins an InnovateUk Award - eScent mask for personal protective assurance: a human-centred approach to PPE in the post COVID-19 world


British Beauty Council

January 20, 2021

eScent becomes a partner member of the British Beauty Council  who work with the beauty industry, government and others to drive excellence and growth across the industry.


The New York Times

November 26, 2020

Perhaps a New Fragrance Will Make Things Festive.


eScent and the "Scent Bubble" mentioned in the New York Times - using scent in the pandemic.


i4C - CISL 

May 30, 2020

University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership


Dr Tillotson joins the CISL accelerator programme at the University of Cambridge to fast track resilience in times of disruption. The program is open to early-stage start-ups and entrepreneurs with innovations like eScent that build resilience in one of three areas: business continuity; socially inclusive services; or environmental protection.


Leonard Cheshire

February 18, 2020

Episode 6 Podcast - Is fashion accessible enough?


As London Fashion Week comes to a close, Leonard Cheshire interview Jenny, winner of a Stelios Award about eScent and the fashion and beauty industry becoming more inclusive and diverse.



February 18, 2020

eScent joins the Trampery Pathway program 2020.

eScent joins the Trampery (Old Street) Pathway program for Human-centred entrepreneurial support funded by ERDF.



February 05, 2020

Personalized perfume patent includes wearable microdosing technology

Pymposia feature eScent product patent and ask if a liquid-delivery system to help maintain a personalized “scent bubble” could usher in the creation of wearable psychedelic microdosing technology. 


TransTech Conference

November 16, 2019

eScent: Augmenting Sensory Perception Through Wearable Scent Technology

eScent gives a Lightning Talk at the Transformative Technology Conference in Palo Alto, 16th November 2019. 


Thrive Global

October 08, 2019

Thrive Global

Dr Jenny Tillotson writes for the Thrive Global Platform Community describing her backstory driving her present story on building eScent and a new stigma+style project to raise mental health awareness 



TransTech Academy

September 16, 2019

Transtech Academy 2019 - Entrepreneurs Track.

Dr Jenny Tillotson joins the TransTech Academy cohort 2019 with eScent - Entrepreneurs Track (TransTech Labs)


Longevity Industry

February 22, 2019

Aging Analytics Agency:  Longevity Industry report (Q4 2018)


eScent is featured in the new report from Aging Analytics Agency on the state of the Longevity Industry in the UK, responding to developments in Q4 2018.


MindTech Symposium 2021

December 2021

Dr Jenny Tillotson will present a video poster presentation at the 2021 NIHR MindTech Symposium, 9th December 2021: ""Smart scent-infused high protection mask for “personal protective assurance” and to help reduce psychological stress".

"MP Sniffs out eScent potential"

November 2021
Cambridge Independent (Paul Brackley)

Dr Jenny Tillotson was delighted last week to demonstrate eScent to Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner. It was exciting to hear his thoughts and to learn how he wants to see the adoption of new technologies, especially where it can help to protect our frontline workers. It was further validation of how our transformative tech could be utilised. Thanks to Cambridge Independent for the coverage

eScent Mask - Press Release

October 2021

Medtech News: Scent delivery face masks developed to reduce mental distress


March 2021

Jenny Tillotson joins IdeaSpace South at the University of Cambridge, Biomedical Campus, Cambridge UK

#21 to Watch

February 2021

Dr Jenny Tillotson joins the short list  for the @cofinitive #21towatch  awards for celebrating people, companies and ‘things’ across the East of England region that are setting standards in innovation and entrepreneurship across the globe. The list is compiled by nominations across sectors, and each submission is assessed on Innovation, Challenge, Influence, Viability & Memorability.

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IFRA Forum - 10 Years

October 15, 2020

The Fragrant Future of Wearable Technology.


Celebrating 10 years of the IFRA UK Fragrance Foundation. Dr Tillotson and eScent feature in a new book on wellbeing, health, tech, psychology, innovation, business, design, creativity and culture. The book offers a reflective celebration of the IFRA Fragrance Forum, allowing readers to dip into the ideas presented by  IFRA speakers on olfactory research.


The Immersive Kind

April 25, 2020

The Immersive Kind


Dr Jenny Tillotson is Guest Artist at the BIO + CLIMATE + SPACE event, 27th April 2020.

Innovation happening at the intersection of  tech, art, science and space travel - additive manufacturing solutions to help address the climate crisis on earth.



April 20, 2020

IMPULSE - Maxwell Centre, University of Cambridge

Dr Jenny Tillotson joins the IMPULSE program at the Maxwell Centre, the University of Cambridge to work on a smart antiviral face mask. 



February 18, 2020

Science fashion – how scent technology can help mental health

Blog by Dr Jenny Tillotson on her Churchill Fellowship and the backstory behind eScent - and future plans to break down stigma with her research.


Health Humanities

February 12, 2020

The Routledge Companion to Health Humanities. Published Chapter.

Dr Tillotson explores Sensory Design and Smart Textiles and the health humanities, in relation to the arts and humanities:


SETsquared Bath

January 23, 2020

Sustainable Technologies Business Acceleration Hub and Advanced Engineering and  Digital Innovation Business Acceleration Hub, SetSquared Bath.

eScent awarded ERDF funded grants to work with WISE BIRD NETWORKS.


The Essence

December 18, 2019

People & Products - eScent

eScent was featured in the new Perfumery book "The Essence - Discovering the world of Scent, Perfume & Fragrance", published by Gestalten.


Tech Planter Award

November 08, 2019

Award Winner - Leave a Nest

Dr Tillotson wins the DELIGHTEX Award at  Leave a Nest Tech Planter Day - she presented 'Wearable closed-loop scent intervention for Mood Disorders' as per the published patent for wearable technology and techniques to diffuse a "liquid bubble" dependent upon voice (mood), user-context/environment. 



October 08, 2019

Stelios Foundation Award

Dr Tillotson wins a Stelios Foundation Award with eScent. Awards for Disabled entrepreneurs run in partnership with Leonard Cheshire. 


Dazed Beauty

March 10, 2019

eScent - Future Scent Tech



eScent is mentioned in the first print issue of Dazed Beauty 

Issue ZERO; article on the future of "Scent Tech" by Liam Hess