The Trampery - EVO Pathway
Trampery Pathway alumni Dr Jenny Tillotson is the Founder of eScent, a fashion tech company that is re-inventing the fragrance experience by dispensing scent (and other liquids) under software control. Scents can be bio-synchronised to a person’s emotional state, delivered through a wearable partner device and, in real-time, relieve anxiety. The innovative technology offers exciting possibilities for use in healthcare and experiential fragrance applications.
Dr Jenny Tillotson to give a lecture at Botanica 2022 on "A science fashion approach to clinical aromatherapy: "adaptive" e-scent platform technology for connected masks and other wearable products" 20th May 2022 - to order tickets see https://botanica2022.com/pricing/
Scenting our way to wellbeing - RSA
Smell, the only sense we can’t switch off, has an unexpected role to play in tackling our epidemic of anxiety and depression. Dr Jenny Tillotson, FRSA Fellow, talks about a transformative technology that could help us approach our emotions in a new way, and help humanity recover from the pandemic
eScent : Wellness Tech Landscape
eScent features as part of the extensive industry-specific knowledge of the wellness tech landscape, designed by the Nfluence team as a resource that displays more than 900 companies across the industry, providing clarity around industry leaders and key themes to watch. Organizing in three main areas—Mental & Emotional Wellness, Workplace & Life Wellness, and Body & Physical Wellness
Monticle Mental Health
Dr Jenny Tillotson attends the MONTICLE Mental Health Tech Mastermind program led by Catherine Davies - a 90 day program to connect with NHS Leaders, learn a systematic process for selling to the NHS and finding new opportunities for the eScent platform technology.
eScent Transformative Technology has made the #21towatch shortlist.
The cofinitive shortlist features ground-breaking innovations, (“things”), entrepreneurs, and start-ups from the East of England.“eScent is a wearable technology system, enabling the delivery of a personalised "Scent Bubble" (and other liquids) as a sensory-controlled solution for the Wellness, Healthcare, Perfumery, Fashion, Gaming/Metaverse, and Psychedelic Medicine sectors, and is protected by several awarded and pending patents”
eScent has been selected to join the #21toWatch long list of "Things" Campaign and Awards. Cofinitive recognises many new East of England's innovative products and services - eScent taps in nicely to both as a new wearable, transformative "adaptive scent" platform technology and subscription-based service for fashion, wellbeing, medtech, gaming - and more.
"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.
IFSCC - Neuroscience
"Where Beauty, Science and Innovation Meet"
Dr Jenny Tillotson is due to give a podium presentation at the IFSCC2022 congress in London on 21st September 2022 (Day 2) during the session "Neuroscience: engaging our brains and emotions". The title of her talk is "A wearable technology system, enabling the delivery of a personalized “Scent Bubble” as a sensory-controlled solution for Wellness, Healthcare, Perfumery, Fashion, Gaming/Metaverse sectors
19-22nd September 2022
Intellectual Property Office (Design Rights)
The eScent face mask has been registered in the name of Sensory Design & Technology Ltd under design rights No. 6182886 (Certificate of Registration for a UK Design): Class 24 and Class 29
Engineering behind eScent mask
The engineering behind the eScent low burden scent-enhanced mask as documented by Tim McClean, Imagination Factory Engineering Director. Tim brings over 20 years experience to the Imagination Factory team, including insights from senior roles at Dyson and Herman Miller in design and development of innovative solutions and over 9 months, worked closely with the eScent team to develop the mask, funded by InnovateUK
National Fragrance Week 2022
eScent Platform Technology and Interview films featured throughout The Fragrance Foundation celebrations for their prestigious National Fragrance Week 2022. Their mission is to expand the appreciation, use and sale of fragrance amongst all people. Throughout this week (21st March - 27th March 2022) there will be a whole host of events, films - including eScent films - and promotions in store with digital activities to promote fragrance in all its forms and get consumers excited about this magical product
UKRI Research & Innovation Report
An Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) report into how the arts and humanities can and are contributing to mental health research in the UK and internationally. This report details some case studies (including the story behind "eScent") working towards doing exactly that
Wearable liquid dispense patent
eScent's pending wearable liquid dispense "Scent Bubble" patent (WO2019/025763A1 owned by Sensory Design & Technology Ltd) is recorded as one of over 60 LSD-related published applications and patents on the Psilocybin Alpha LSD Patent tracker produced by Calyx Law.
eScent Interview Film
The eScent team were supported by important opinion leaders across ENT, Psychiatry, Complementary Health, IoT, Wearables, Chemosensory Science, Biodesign, and Fashion Psychology – hear what seven of these experts have to say about eScent's Transformative Platform Technology in this video
Dr Jenny Tillotson is invited to give a lecture at Botaninca2022 on the 20th May 2022 at the leading worldwide conference celebrating herbs and clinical aromatherapy. Her lecture is entitled "A Science Fashion approach to Clinical Aromatherapy: "Adaptive" eScent Platform Technology for connected masks and other wearable products"
Dept of Psychiatry
Dr Jenny Tillotson joins the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge as a Visiting Researcher - her remit is to develop novel wearable closed-loop scent interventions under the supervision of Professor Peter Jones, Director, NIHR Applied Research Collaboration, East of England and Hon consultant psychiatrist, CPFT
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.