Reducing viral transmission by adapted masks
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
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
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.
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.
"MP Sniffs out eScent potential"
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
Jenny Tillotson joins IdeaSpace South at the University of Cambridge, Biomedical Campus, Cambridge UK
#21 to Watch
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.
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.
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.