Emotional Effects of Smart Aromatherapeutic Home Devices
Evidence shows that aromatherapy can help/serve to relieve stress, anger, and even physical disorders. With the development of Artificial Intelligence, it is getting easier and easier to have smart home appliances that can help people monitor and control their emotions. For this research, we had investigated the relationship of users’ emotions with ambient aromas. We aimed to find out whether the use of our smart aromatherapeutic home device would be helpful or not. We created a prototype containing 4 atomisers, 4 tubes, a control panel, a tube holder, an Arduino Nano and, an electromagnetic relay. Regulated by the control panel, the Arduino Nano and the electromagnetic relay, the atomiser diffuses the essential oils contained in the tubes which are held by the tube holder into the air flowing towards the users’ noses.
KeywordsSmart home Emotional design Smart aromatherapeutic home devices
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