The project consists in designing and developing interactive multi-sensory applications for people for improving their wellbeing at work. Specifically, the proposed solution should use smells, in association with user’s activities, to improve user’s well-being, mood and level of attention and, consequently, their performances at work.

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Bloom Device

Bloom is a smart air freshener system, composed by a remote olfactory device and a desktop software. The software works in background and it tracks the user's behaviour in front of his/her computer at work, using face recognition.

Based on SOP for desktop computer work and time management techniques, Bloom analyses every 30 minutes the user facial expression to detect the worker emotions and diffuse a certain fragrance to boost his/her productivity, to improve his/her concentration and to relieve his/her stress and anxiety.

 

Closely related to the office context, Bloom diffuses rosemary fragrance, considered a stimulating odor; lavender  fragrance, considered a relaxing odor; and peppermint fragrance, considered an alertness increaser.

Odors

Rosemary

Productivity

Lavender

Relax

Peppermint

Alert

System Mechanism

The release of Bloom fragrances is closely connected to three parameters detected during face recognition analysis, which are:

  • Engagement

  • Attention

  • Anger

Engagement

Attention

Anger

Engagement

Attention

Anger

Peppermint

Rosemery

Experience Map

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Internal Prototype Components

  • 1 Arduino Uno

  • 1 Fan (for cartridges 30x30x10 mm) 

  • 1 Fan (for filter 60x60x25 mm)

  • 1 9v batteries

  • 1 9v batteries

  • 1 Stepper driver

  • 3 Led

  • 1 Active carbon filter

  • 3 Cartridges

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