Engage with digital smell training

Tackling the loss of smell and its impact on our wellbeing through digital smell training

The EPSRC/NHIR funded Smell Care (I-smell: Engaging Users in Smell Self-Care at Home) project will investigate digital smell training through a user-centred lens, to help those with loss of smell. The contribution that the human sense of smell makes to quality of life and wellbeing is immense, with a unique link to emotions and memories.

Watch our brief video showcasing digital smell training, filmed for the CHI 2023 conference.

Call for participants 

for the Smell Care Feasibility Study  ↓

If you live in Norwich, have a smartphone, are aged between 45-55 with a reduced sense of smell or between 65-75 and consider yourself to have a functional sense of smell, and would like to help us with a smell training research project, please read on. 

What is this study about? 

We know that taking care of our sense of smell is vital for our overall health and well-being. That's why we are looking for participants aged between 45 - 55 and 65 - 75 with the ability to smell, or mild to moderate smell impairments. 

Are you ready to join us in our exciting six-month digital smell training feasibility study in Norwich, starting November 2023? Smell training is like exercise for your nose and only takes five minutes twice a day. And with our innovative digital smell training prototype right in the comfort of your own home, you'll be able to engage in daily training like never before!  

What does it mean? You will be engaging daily with our novel digital smell training prototype that will be placed in your home. The prototype delivers scent stimuli to train your nose. The companion Smell Care App controls the device that will be downloaded to your smartphone. 

And don't worry, we'll be with you every step of the way.  We will be contacting you on a regular basis, arranging for monthly home visits providing you with new scents, and inviting you to in-person meetup events where you can meet other study participants, project partners, and experts in smell care. 

Join us on this exciting journey and let's start training those noses!

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