Wearable technology and Scentsory Design® from Dr Jenny Tillotson
Jenny is a Senior Research Fellow in Fashion & Textiles at Central Saint Martins, a Visiting Scholar in the Institute of Biotechnology at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts. She received her PhD in Printed Textiles from the Royal College of Art and BA in Fashion Communication from Central Saint Martins. Her research investigates the growing art and science of ‘Scentsory Design®’, which exists at the cross-over of emerging technologies, fashion, the science of smell and how it affects the human brain and senses. Tillotson has exhibited internationally, published in science and design journals, and won numerous awards including a nomination from the FiFi Awards for breakthrough progress in the fragrance industry. She has worked for a MIT Media Lab startup in wearable computing and mobile devices, consulted for NIKE and Unilever, collaborated with Philips and The North Face, and prior to her academic work was a fashion stylist in the media. She is commercialising her research at the University of Cambridge and the University of Arts London.