2022 / Design For Society / Design for Elders / Professional

yokun Olfactory Training System

  • Prizes
    Winner in Design for Society/Design for Elders, Winner in Design for Society/Design for Public Awareness
  • Company
    Keio University Global Research Institute, Japan
  • Lead Designer
    Kenji Fujii
  • Design Team
    Team Milan ski
  • Project Link
  • Other credit
    Photo By Yotaro Hirahara

yokun" is a design for a mechanism that makes people aware of the sense of smell by visualizing fragrance.
By synchronizing the invisible fragrance with soap bubbles emitted from the jar, it encourages people to pay attention to their sense of smell, which they are rarely aware of in their daily lives.
Furthermore, by drawing out the act of "smelling," the project aims to prevent the age-related decline in the sense of smell that will affect 15 million people in Japan in 2040, when the population is expected to be aging.

Photo Credit: Keio University Global Research Institute
Credits: Photo by yotaro hirahara