SmellCare project showcase at UCL Symposium
Fifth Sense, UCL and OWidgets working together to drive health innovation.
The Fifth Sense, University College London and OWidgets teams joined forces to showcase the SmellCare digital smell training solution at the UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering Annual Symposium on 19th October.
Collaboration between academia, industry and charities is vital in driving patient-focused healthcare innovation. Fifth Sense, OWidgets and UCL are working together on the EPSRC and NIHR-funded SmellCare project, trialling a digital smell training device that enables people to self-monitor changes to their sense of smell at home.
At the symposium, Ceylan Besevli, UCL Dept of Computer Science Research Fellow, and Duncan Boak, Fifth Sense CEO, gave a joint talk to highlight how essential our sense of smell is to our health, wellbeing and safety and the challenges faced by people with smell and taste disorders. They also gave an update on the research project, where 12 households in London are using the digital smell training device and regularly meeting with the research team to share their progress and feedback.
We’ll look forward to sharing a progress report on the project very soon.
Group photo: L-R, is Ceylan Besevli, Duncan Boak, Prof Marianna Obrist, Giada Brianza