Olfaction: A Journey
October 15, 2020
The Fragrant Future of Wearable Technology
Celebrating 10 years of the IFRA UK Fragrance Foundation
Dr Jenny Tillotson and eScent feature in a new book that cover themes including wellbeing, health, psychology, innovation, business, technology, design, creativity and culture. The book offers a reflective celebration of the IFRA Fragrance Forum, allowing readers to dip into the ideas presented by past IFRA speakers through ten years of global olfactory research.
Innovators for Change Programme
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.
BIO + CLIMATE + SPACE
April 25, 2020
The Immersive Kind
Dr Jenny Tillotson is Guest Artist at the BIO + CLIMATE + SPACE event, 17:00 GMT on 27th April 2020.
3D printed skin and bones, intelligent scent, designing with micro-algae and colonizing mars! Come and discuss the exciting innovation that is happening at the intersection of technology, art, science and space travel. How will what is emerging today shape tomorrow and how could additive manufacturing solutions to space exploration be used to help address the climate crisis back here on earth.
The live webinar will take place on crowdcast.io/immersivekind_1
Curated by Immersive Kind Founder, Kadine James, BIO + CLIMATE + SPACE brings together an exciting mix of lead academics, researchers, artists, designers, start-ups, industry leads, and students.
Dr Jenny Tillotson, Sensory Designer and creative drive behind eScent wearable technology
Jessica Senior, Tissue Engineer and PhD Researcher within the Department of Pharmacy at the University of Huddersfield.
Malica Schmidt, Aerospace collaborator and PhD Researcher at Nature Inspired Engineering at University College London
Shneel Malik, Architect, Biodesigner and PhD Researcher at the Bio-Integrated Design Lab (Bio-ID) at University College London,
Younes Chahid, PhD Researcher and Founder of University of Huddersfield 3D Printing Society.
The discussion will be moderated by Creative Scientist, Futurist & Hybrid Thinker, Katherine Templar Lewis.
About The Immersive Kind
The Immersive Kind is a collective that supports working across the arts and cultural sector. Our aim is to create a cross-disciplinary platform that embraces notions of digital inclusion, diversity and acceptance. We seek to cultivate change and tackle some of the big challenges we face such as biodiversity, climate change, digital exclusion and social inequality.
About Women in 3D Printing
Women in 3D Printing is a global organization dedicated to promoting, supporting, and inspiring women who are using Additive Manufacturing technologies. Our mission is to increase the visibility of women in the Additive Manufacturing industry and encourage more women to use 3D Printing technologies.
Prof Carolyn Mair joins Advisory Board
March 27, 2020
Psychology / Fashion / Wellbeing
Professor Carolyn Mair PhD joins the Advisory Board. Mair is a Chartered Fellow of the British Psychological Society and recipient of their Distinguished Contributions to Psychology Education Award. She is a behavioural psychologist working with industry through her company, Carolyn Mair Consulting Limited. Prior to establishing her consultancy she was full Professor of Psychology at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, where she created the Psychology department and devised the world's first Masters programmes to apply psychology within the broad context of fashion. Carolyn has been published widely in academic and business journals and is frequently featured in press and media. Her book, The Psychology of Fashion, part of the Psychology of Everything series, was published by Routledge in 2018. Carolyn holds a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience, MSc Research Methods Psychology and BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology and Computing.
March 26, 2020
Improving Mental Health in Society
Dr Jenny Tillotson has been offered a place on the ZINC Academy program "Improving Mental Health in Society" which will launch in September 2020 for 6 months. Zinc is on a mission to mobilise talent to tackle the world’s most important problems, and to generate maximum impact
February 18, 2020
eScent joins the Trampery Pathway program 2020
eScent joins the Trampery (Old Street) Pathway program for Human-centred entrepreneurial support.
Leonard Cheshire podcast
February 18, 2020
Episode 6 - Is fashion accessible enough?
As London Fashion Week comes to a close, Leonard Cheshire takes the time in this episode to showcase some of the emerging talent that is working to make the fashion and beauty industry more inclusive and diverse. They interviewed Carina, founder of Hands of Warriors, Laura, co-founder of Careaux and Jenny, winner of a Stelios Award and founder of eScent.
The Routledge Companion to Health Humanities
February 12, 2020
Published Chapter: Sensory Design and Smart Textiles
The health humanities is a rapidly rising field, advancing an inclusive, democratizing, activist, applied, critical, and culturally diverse approach to delivering health and well-being through the arts and humanities. It has generated new kinds of interdisciplinary research, knowledge, and communities of practice globally. It has also acted to bring greater coherence and political force to contributions across a range of related disciplines and traditions. In this volume, Jenny Tillotson and a formidable list of authors explore the history, current state, and future of the health humanities, in particular how its vision of the arts and humanities:
Promotes creative public health.
Opens new routes to health and well-being.
Informs and drives better health care.
Interrogates relationships between ill health and social equality.
Develops humanist theory in relation to health and social care practice.
Foregrounds cultural difference as a resource for positive change in society.
Tests the humanity of an increasingly globalized health-care system.
Looks to overcome structural and process obstacles to cross-disciplinary ventures.
Champions co-construction, co-design, and mutuality in solving health and well-being challenges.
Showcases less familiar, prominent, or celebrated creative practices.
Includes multiple perspectives on the value and health benefits of the arts and humanities not limited to or dominated by medicine.
Could wearable microdosing technology be a thing one day?
February 05, 2020
Psymposia: Personalized perfume patent includes potential for wearable microdosing technology
Pymposia feature eScent product patent and ask if a liquid-delivery system meant to help maintain a personalized “scent bubble” could quietly usher in the creation of wearable psychedelic microdosing technology. A PCT patent for this system—just one among an increasing list of psychedelic-inspired intellectual properties—was filed by Sensory Design & Technology LTD in 2019.
January 23, 2020
Sustainable Technologies Business Acceleration Hub (ERDF)
eScent awarded various ERDF funded grants to work with WISE BIRD NETWORKS.
TransTech Conference 2019
November 16, 2019
Ligthning Talk - eScent: Augmenting Sensory Perception Through Wearable Scent Technology
Dr Jenny Tillotson will be giving a Lightning talk on "eScent: Augmenting Sensory Perception Through Wearable Scent Technology" at the Transformative Technology Conference in Palo Alto, 16th November 2019.
Tech Planter Day UK
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.
Fourth eScent patent awarded
October 15, 2019
Wearable scent technology triggered by sound
A fourth Patent awarded (second USA patent) US 2018/0093288 A1 -
"A system and method for dispensing fluid in response to a sensed property" (USA continuation patent). Awarded 15th October 2019. Details to follow.
When Aromatherpy Meets AI
October 08, 2019
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
7th Cambridge International Conference on Mental Health
July 06, 2019
Jenny Tillotson will be presenting on Day 2 of the 7TH BIENNIAL CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MENTAL HEALTH 2019
6th-7th September, 2019
Parallel session 3, E-Mental Health
Talk to be confirmed
Modern Wellbeing : Tech Start-ups
April 24, 2019
Emerging Technology Companies
eScent is being tracked as 1 of a 100 emerging technology "Modern Wellness" start-ups (chosen out of 500) who are building wellbeing tools and re-shaping our minds, bodies, communities and physical spaces around us. The criteria for the companies identified was based on the quality of vision, market traction, funding/crowdfunding, media mentions or market presence.
Infographic of the 100 Wellness companies by Kaleido Insights, Spring 2019
Winston Churchill Travel Fellowship
April 22, 2019
Published report (2015)
Winston Churchill Fellowship Report (2015) on "Sensory Fashion Stress Management Tools to Prevent a Bipolar Relapse" is now available online and can be found here
This work lay the foundation for the recently published patent on voice-sensitive wearable scent technologies, techniques to establish and maintain a diffused "scent bubble" and techniques which employed machine learning, Bipolar affective disorder was the use case:
engineering perfume moments®
April 18, 2019
Registered trademark 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
eScent featured in Longevity Industry report (Q4 2018)
February 22, 2019
Aging Analytics Agency
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.
The UK Longevity Industry Has Reached Its Inflection Point. 2018 Has Seen An Astonishing Rise in the Pace of UK Longevity Industry Developments, Poised to Make 2019 the Year of the UK’s True Emergence Onto the Global Longevity Stage. The report can be downloaded here
This new 1000+ page report is a follow-up to the first edition of our Longevity Industry in UK Landscape Overview released last year, and features three new chapters, a substantially updated and revisited Executive Summary, and an expanded Appendix featuring profiles of 260 Companies, 250 Investors, 50 Nonprofits and 25 Research Centres, as well as an updated list of 55 UK Longevity Influencers and Thought Leaders. It also features comprehensive infographics that enable the entire industry to be viewed in a single glance, and an Executive Summary that provides a succinct overview of the report’s scope and major insights, conclusions and forecasts.
February 07, 2019
Personalized "scent bubble" PCT/GB2018/052097
PCT published 7/2/2019 for a wearable liquid dispensing system creating and maintaining a personalized perfume bubble with a defined radius and concentration
Inventors: Jenny Tillotson and Stephen Temple.
Pending patent US 2018/0093288 A1 A wearable system and method for dispensing a fluid in response to a sensed property
Continuation USA patent US 2018/0093288 A1 published in April 2018.
Protects wearable items (jewellery, clothing, accessories etc) that dispense liquid (i.e. fragrance, insect repellent, etc) in response to a SOUND stimulus.
Transformative Technology Academy
November 20, 2018
Certificate of Completion
Jenny Tillotson receives a certificate for completing the Transformative Technology Academy. An Article about TTA by Paola Tellez highlights the main outcomes of the program which took place from 15th September to 15th October 2018.
Tech Planter UK Demo Day
October 29, 2018
eScent wins Isomer Capital LLP Award
eScent wins Isomer Capital LLP Award as part of the Leave a Nest, Tech Planter Demo Day, UK, 2018 for "Advancing Science & Technology for Global Happiness'
27th October 2018
Tech Planter Deep Tech Demo Day
October 27, 2018
eScent is a UK finalist
eScent is delighted to be chosen as a finalist in the Tech Planter Demo Day, 27th October 2018. TECH PLANTER is a unique international seed acceleration program for deep-tech startups.
Wider Waves of Feeling
October 04, 2018
Capturing speech data and turning it into a "scent bubble"
eScent has started an exciting machine learning project based on 25+ years of "lived" experiences: speech-based wellness monitoring and prodromal "scent bubble" for individuals with Bipolar Disorder
Deep Learning in Healthcare Summit
September 20, 2018
eScent Partnership with RE-Work
RE-Work displays eScent as a forward-thinking start-up within Healthcare at the 5th Global Deep Learning in Healthcare Summit: London, networking with the likes of Google DeepMind, GSK, Benevolent.AI, Accenture, NHS, Microsoft, Philips, etc.
September 14, 2018
Design with Scents Pioneer and Fragrance Educator
eScent is sad to report of the passing of Joanna Norman.
Jo was a great campaigner for eScent and Jenny Tillotson's work over two decades, since first supporting her PhD at the Royal College of Art (as VP of IFF London) and later as a close advisor, work colleague, friend and partner on the AHRC Impact and Engagement award .
Jo's passing will leave a huge loss for eScent as moves to the next step and many people in fragrance education and the industry.
Tribute by John Ayres on the British Society of Perfumers website
Transformative Technology Acadamy
September 15, 2018
2018 TTA [Entrepreneur track]
eScent has been accepted into the Transformative Tech Academy 2018 Cohort - Entrepreneur Track. The TTA if for companies leveraging tech for Mental Health, Wellbeing and Joy.
eScent featured in Longevity report
June 30, 2018
Longevity Industry in UK Landscape Overview 2018
eScent is identified as 1 of 160 UK Longevity companies in a new analytical report entitled Longevity Industry in UK Landscape Overview 2018.
Creative Industries Council
June 12, 2018
eScent 1 of 100 creative-led pioneers with technology DURTTI
June 14, 2018
Interview on eScent.ai and addressing stigma
Jenny Tillotson talks To Durtti about developing AI that re-invents our sensory faculties and addressing stigma surrounding mental ill health.
simDH Digital Health Accelorator
June 14, 2018
London SouthBank University
eScent joins London's Health Tech incubator SimDH (Simulation for Digital Health) programme supporting health tech start-ups to innovate, develop and deliver new products and services.
With a comprehensive mix of expertise, facilities and peer support, SimDH is the London accelerator for established and aspiring SMEs.
June 12, 2018
London Technology Week
eScent to be included in the Creative Industries Council 'Createch' Director,y to be launched at Createch 2018 on June 12th in London as part of London Technology Week.
The Directory aims to set out the UK's global proposition for 'createch' and pinpoint key players in the creative industries who are embracing technology to create new business models. It will contain listings of up to 200 UK thought-leading companies.
Advanced Textiles for Healthcare & Wellbeing
May 03, 2018
Royal College of Art
Dr Jenny Tillotson is an invited speaker at the ADVANCED TEXTILES for Healthcare and Wellbeing Symposium, 3rd & 4th May, Royal College of Art London
March 27, 2018
Smart Devices of 2025
Dr Jenny Tillotson is an invited speaker at Cambridge Wireless event on 'Smart Devices 2025' alongside David Wood as part of the Future Devices & Technologies Group, hosted by Amazon, Cambridge
November 09, 2017
Network on the Future of Sustainable Fashion
Jenny Tillotson joins the MIND FASHION Network (UK/NL) which presents an energising language and mindset of fashion, technology and human behaviour. Other members include Professor Carolyn Mair, Jaane Baetsen, Caryn Franklin, Jo Cope and Adam Peacock. The Network plans to challenge conventions, and provide a new vocabulary and refreshing perspective to look at fashion. Drawing on various creative backgrounds, successful careers within Higher Education, Fashion, Psychology, Technology and Branding, MIND FASHION is the go-to Network for evidence-based psychological, cultural branding insights or a refreshing design perspective on the future of sustainable fashion.
1st Transformative Technology Market Map
November 03, 2017
eScent - Up & Coming List
eScent is included on the 1st Transformative Technology Market Map
TT200 Up & Coming List
Transformative Technology is tech that can facilitate mental health, emotional wellbeing, and enhanced human thriving.
The 3 Goals
Through the Transformative Technology Lab and Conference, they actively seek out and support companies such as eScent that are working towards 3 things:
1) To support and enhance the mental and emotional wellbeing of humans
2) To provide a new mirror, through data, sensors, and feedback to better understand ourselves and others
3) To create new tools to shape our psychology, positively
AHRC Report about Arts and Humanities research on mental health
October 10, 2017
'Exploring Mental Health and Wellbeing'
Dr Jenny Tillotson presented her research at the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) in Swindon on WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY to celebrate the launch of their new booklet which highlights the important role that arts and humanities based research can play in helping to address complex issues around mental health. The report 'Exploring Mental Health and Wellbeing', presents a case study of Tillotson's research over a number of years and and gives an insight of eScent and future plans to help break down stigma.
TransTech 'Up & Coming' Innovators 2017
October 09, 2017
Transformative Technology for Emotional and Mental Wellbeing
eScent has been recognised on the TransTech 200 'Up and Coming' Innovators List for contributing to mental health, emotional wellbeing and human thriving! Includes those that might already be strong contributors in other fields who are beginning to apply their expertise towards advancing TransTech, but are in the early stages. From up and coming researchers to communities to commercial ventures.
Analytical Methods - Royal Society of Chemistry
October 09, 2017
Paper pubished: Yuliya E. Silina, Jennifer R. Tillotson and Andreas Manz
Analytical Methods, 2017, DOI: 10.1039/C7AY01799E
Title: Storage and controlled release of fragrances maintaining a constant ratio of volatile compounds
Controlled fragrance release at the right time, in the right place, depending on the context remains a technological challenge in the areas of psychophysiology, biochemistry or entertainment industry. In this study, we demonstrate how bulk poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) templates may effectively uptake and keep volatile organic compounds of essential orange oil in the original form without significant shifting of the scent profile depending on the sampling approaches followed by the controllable and slow fragrance release maintaining constant ratio of volatile compounds in a template-thickness, temperature- and time- dependent manner. Thus, the increase of temperature up to 80 °C enhances intensity of the fragrance release almost in 13 times without a significant shift in the chemical profile at least within 6 consecutive “ON/OFF” cycles. We believe that the concept demonstrated here towards fragrance storage via bulk PDMS templates as a model case may have an impact on the use of scent in the future.
6th Cambridge International Conference on Mental Health
September 20, 2017
Clare College University of Cambridge
Dr Tillotson presented a conference paper on her research on wearable technology and emotionally responsive biofeedback scent interventions for affective disorders at the Bipolar Symposium; Cambridge International Conference on Mental Health Clare College, University of Cambridge, 20-22 September 2017.
Published in Psychiatria Dunabina, 2017, supplement 3, Vol.29.
Cambrige Neuroscience Annual Conference 2017
September 07, 2017
Emotionally Responsive Wearable Technology and Stress Detection Strategies Using Bio-Synchronised Fragrances
Dr Jenny Tillotson will be presenting a poster on 'Emotionally Responsive Wearable Technology and Stress Detection Strategies Using Bio-Synchronised Fragrances' at the 6th Cambridge Neuroscience Symposium | Neural Networks in Health and Disease, at Trinity College University of Cambridge, 7th and 8th September 2017.
GSA Girl Power
October 11, 2017
Stem Solutions Towards a Sustainable World Conference
Dr Jenny Tillotson will be presenting the GSA Girl Power: Stem Solutions Towards a Sustainable World Conference on 11/11/2017. The conference is for 300 girls in the Eastern Region from state and independent schools in years 11 and 12 and will be held at University Technical College, Robinson Way, Cambridge, CB2 0SZI
Luxury and the Digital Senses
July 30, 2017
Dr Jenny Tillotson is writing a chapter for a book on Luxury and the Senses - more later
USA patent - GRANTED
June 13, 2017
US Patent Application No: # 9675987 B2 ("Sensing System")
USA Patent Application No: # 9675987 B2 ("Sensing System") - Granted 13th June 2017.
Wearable wireless sensing clothing and fabrics, dispenses any kind of "fluid" from a dispense device (which could be a button), triggered by a biometric property or properties.
June 30, 2017
Trademark Registered No UK00003222642 Mental Health in the Workplace - Symposium
July 11, 2017
Winston Churchill Memorial Trust / Mental Health Foundation
Jenny Tillotson's Churchill Fellowship was included in the Mental Health in the Workplace Symposium booklet the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust put together with partner, the Mental Health Foundation, to highlight ways to recognise, support, and protect good mental health within the work environment. Her fellowship was one of seven featured by WCMT Fellows working on a mental health Fellowship. The event was held at Ravensbourne, forward by Jenny Edwards OBE, CEO of the Mental Health Foundation.
Google Campus for Mums
July 04, 2017
Jenny Tillotson graduates from the Campus for Mums 2017 programme at London Campus - with 25 other entrepreneurial mums and dads
Youth Mental Health Conference
May 25, 2017
University of Nottingham
Programme for Youth Mental Health Conference; Dr Jenny Tillotson (eScent) is presenting a poster with Dr Carolyn Mair, Subject Director Psychology and Reader in Psychology from the London College of Fashion. The poster specifically targets mental health care for an adolescent population using aroma-based wearable technology.
Jubilee Conference Centre, University of Nottingham on Thursday 25th May 2017
Campus for Mums 2017
May 02, 2017
Dr Jenny Tillotson joins Campus for Mums 2017, a 10-week, immersive entrepreneurship program for founders who happen to be parents.
University of Cambridge - The Global Challenges Forum -
April 25, 2017
Sustainable Development Goals
Dr Jenny Tillotson joins over 130 researchers from across the University of Cambridge Global Challenges Forum. Participants come from the physical and biological sciences, engineering and technology, business, law and medicine, and the arts, humanities and social sciences.
The Global Challenges Forum aims to enhance the contribution of University of Cambridge research towards addressing global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.