Enhancing Human Psycho-physiological Well-being using Smart, Portable, and Sustainable Aromatherapy
Bio-Breathe is a series of jewelries and wearable that allow you to have aromatherapy whenever and wherever you want. These nose rings, nose filters, and masks can filter the air we breathe, monitor our body conditions, and smartly release a controlled amount of essential oils into our olfactory system to sustain our psychological and physiological well-being. They can wake you up when you go to work or drive by releasing agents like peppermint and rosemary. They also help you sleep by releasing lavender, orange and rose scents.
Many studies have shown that the olfactory stimulation of fragrances can cause immediate changes in our physiological and psychological parameters. Fragrances can affect our blood pressure, muscle tension, pupil dilation, skin temperature, pulse rate and brain activity. Modern studies using electroencephalogram (EEG) verified the effect of aroma therapies, which have been used for thousands of years throughout different civilizations to heal bodies. These findings suggest many potential opportunities for design to intervene in the idea of “Breathing”.