NEWS & EVENTS
Fifth Sense Festive Fundraising Appeal
November 27, 2023
UCL-Tohoku University Strategic Partner Fund
November 10, 2023
Towards Universal Chemosensory Testing (TUCT) Conference
November 5-7, 2023
Fifth Sense Conference
November 4, 2023
Smell Care at UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering Symposium
October 19, 2023
Smell Care was at this year's UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering symposium. We showcased our prototype with a live demonstration and took part in a dynamic Q&A panel discussion alongside our project partner, Duncan Boak, Chief Executive and Founder of Fifth Sense. Our participation added to the event's exciting lineup, which featured talks from leading healthcare researchers, and engaging presentations by researchers and patient duos sharing their experiences and the value of patient engagement.
In addition to our presence at the event, our very own Giada Brianza was featured in the Health in a Handbasket podcast series by IHE. She discussed our project, providing valuable insights into our work. To listen to her podcast episode, click here.
Multisensory Interfaces at Global Innovation Symposium
September 28, 2023
Our primary investigator, Marianna Obrist, and project partner, Emanuela Maggioni from OWidgets, recently participated in the 9th International Symposium on Dialogue for Global Innovation (DFGI-9) at the University of Oxford. This year's symposium, themed 'Technology and Humanity - Part 5: Advanced AI vs. Well-being, and Quantum Computing,' featured Emanuela as a panelist and Marianna as a speaker on multisensory interfaces for sensory well-being on digital smell technology.
European Chemoreception Research Organization (ECRO) Meeting
September 21, 2023
At the recent European Chemoreception Research Organization (ECRO XXXIII) conference in Nijmegen, Netherlands, our team had the privilege of participating in this dynamic event dedicated to advancing research in chemosensory science. Alongside numerous engaging talks exploring the significance of smell and its impact on social interactions and eating behavior, we showcased our innovative work with a poster presentation on the Digitalization of Olfactory Training.
Our Principal Investigator, Marianna, delivered a captivating keynote speech highlighting the role of multisensory stimulation and, especially, the importance of smell, taste, and touch and all the new technologies we are developing in the MSD (Multi Sensory Devices) group at UCL. She also talked about the Smell Care project and our mission to digitalise traditional olfactory training.
Smell Care at Collaborate to Innovate Conference
July 12, 2023
We were thrilled to be part of the Collaborate to Innovate event: Enabling Citizen-Centred Care, organized by the University of East Anglia (UEA) Health and Social Care Partners along with UEA Citizens Academy. Our contribution involved presenting our poster on the topic 'Screen Sharing and Joint Editing for Patient and Public Involvement (PPI)'. The feedback we received on our engagement with PPI was incredibly valuable, further enhancing our approach to fostering effective patient involvement.
Workshop at Designing Interactive Systems (DIS 2023) Conference
July 10, 2023
We were a part of the Scent InContext Workshop at the Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) Conference, which took place at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA. During this event, we engaged in insightful discussions with a diverse group of researchers from various disciplines, focusing on the design and development of smell in both public and private spaces. We would like to thank all the co-organizers and participants for their valuable insights and engaging discussions.
You can read more about the workshop here.
Smell Care at Smell and Taste Disorders Symposium
May 12, 2023
We were delighted to participate in the Smell and Taste Disorders Symposium organized by the University of East Anglia and Fifth Sense. It was an enriching experience where we heard patient perspectives and gained insights from experts worldwide in the field of smell and taste. We also had the chance to showcase our prototype and received valuable feedback for our upcoming field study. Furthermore, we had the privilege of being featured on BBC Look East! We are already excitedly anticipating next year's event!
"Nose Gym" at CHI 2023 Conference
April 24, 2023
Smell Care at Human Sensory Experiences Symposium
April 20, 2023
We had the pleasure of attending the Human Sensory Experiences Symposium at the University of Sussex. We showcased our prototype and discussed digital smell training. We are grateful to everyone who stopped by and provided valuable feedback on our work. Thank you for making the symposium a memorable and informative experience!
Exciting new campaign by our partner Fifth Sense
February 27, 2023
On Anosmia Awareness Day 2023, our project partner Fifth Sense is launching a campaign calling greater recognition of the impact that smell and taste disorders have people's health, wellbeing and safety, along with better services, support and research to help those affected and their families.
Find out more here: https://www.fifthsense.org.uk/campaigns/
Hybrid PPI Panel Meeting
We had our first hybrid Personal and Public Involvement (PPI) panel meeting! Great discussions and feedback 💬.
Thanks to all our partners and collaborators! And thanks to the UEA for hosting us! We are almost ready to kick off our Smell Care study...
We have conducted two participatory workshops with potential users of digital smell training. The invaluable contribution of the participants allow us to shape our next steps, in preparing I-smell for the six-month deployment study.
Many thanks to our wonderful participants!
We will have more opportunities to engage. Upcoming events will be announced here. If you want to stay in touch please sign up for our newsletter that is coming along very soon!
First hands-on, interactive & hybrid kick-off meeting of our EPSRC/NIHR I-smell project!
This is the start of a two-year project on engaging people in digital smell training, co-funded by EPSRC & NIHR.
A great team from UCL Computer Science and Bartlett School of Architecture, University of East Anglia, and our excellent partners FifthSense, Future Care Capital, and OWidgets: Smell Made Digital.