The concept involves using classical conditioning with scents to help users achieve emotional balance in certain situations. An artificial intelligence evaluates the user's current emotions and releases a personalized scent when the user is relaxed. This conditioning can help induce relaxation in situations that make the user nervous, such as exams. The concept can be applied to other situations as well.
As a support for the users there is an app, which has the same name. In order to obtain accurate values about emotions and behavior upon scent release, the app gives a summary in different graphs. The product is individually adjusted to the user via onboarding. There is also an information page to learn more about conditioning, scents and emotions, and artificial intelligence.
Invention Design 1
dufte is intended to help people in selected situations in everyday life to achieve emotional balance though classical conditioning.
Lena van Maris
Prof. David Oswald
Disclaimer: We based our concept on this, but were unable to conduct sufficient user tests within the limited framework of one semester.
5 personalized fragrancies
Users can select and order these in advance from various fragrance families.
Wristband with a sensor
It measures electrodermal activity, which can be used to objectively determine a person's emotional arousal level.
Necklace with a diffusor
In this the selected scent vial can be placed. It also contains a microphone for measuring emotional valence.