Essence Wearables, a project created by Fluid Interfaces alum and research affiliate Judith Amores, with collaborators Mae Dotan, Artem Dementyev, Javier Hernandez, and Yanan Wang, has won a bronze 2021 Edison Award under the Personal Technology: Design Enhancements category.
Essence Wearables release short bursts of fragrance based on physiological signals such as heart rate and respiration rate. These devices connect to a smartphone app that controls the choice, intensity, and frequency of the scent delivery. These wearable devices are personal, lightweight, and can improve wellbeing.
Over the last 34 years, being recognized with an Edison Award has become one of the highest accolades a product can receive in the name of innovation success. The awards are named after Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) whose inventions, new product development methods, and innovative achievements changed the world. The Edison Awards are operated by Edison Universe, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the mission of recognizing, honoring, and fostering innovations and innovators, and are hosted in Fort Myers, Florida.