Degree Show 2018

Kirk Duerden

  • 16 Calomax Ltd – Junior Design Engineer
  • 18 Placement Enterprise Award Finalist
  • 18 Diploma in Professional Studies
  • How do emotional connections to products affect the product longevity?

Final Year Project

A scent release system designed to stimulate reminiscence in people living with Alzheimer’s

Using interchangeable scent cartridges, this device stimulates the sense of smell for people living with Alzheimer’s. Personal smells from their childhood are accompanied with background sounds linked with the scents. This sensory stimulation encourages reminiscence of past memories to influence conversation topics with family members and visitors, reducing the feelings of isolation and loneliness.