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By Laurent MOY
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About this project

AromaCare is the first connected essential oils diffuser. It allows programming individual aromatherapy sessions for yourself or for others.  

The principle of AromaCare is simple: You no longer need to be an expert in aromatherapy! It works by activating capsules that you clip inside the AromaCare diffuser.

Each capsule contains a highly specific blend of essential oils, each designed to remedy specific, designated health ailments. You no longer need to ask yourself about which essential oils to use, the dosage to operate or the number of drops to use ... You just activate the capsule that seems best suited (i.e., calming, invigorating) to your needs; then you start your session with or without your smartphone.

Over-medication is increasing worldwide, and as a result, people are turning in greatly increased numbers to alternative medicine.

Aromatherapy is a complementary natural alternative use of essential oils for therapeutic purposes
The essential oils are extracted from plants by distillation and provide natural positive health benefits for the user. 

Aromatherapy has been around a long time but its use has always been complicated. Issues related to its use are varied: 
Which oil to use for which ailment? How to administer it? How many drops? How long should it be diffused? Etc ... 

With AromaCare, aromatherapy becomes accessible to everyone! Offering the ultimate in simplicity, we have created an effective Health and Wellness product, deploying six capsules, all of which have been tested in highly-reputable hospitals and health facilities. 

More than one year in designing and developing, we now proudly present you: AromaCare, the world’s first WiFi-enabled, fully connected essential oil diffuser! 

Each capsule contains only essential oils encapsulated in microbeads. A capsule allows thirty 20-minute aromatherapy sessions.

These six blends each impact the following highly-specialized needs:

Each capsule is to be used as part of a daily treatment or when you feel the need. 

Constantly under review and study in major hospitals around the world, the blends focus on the quality of mixtures (100% natural, organic and chemotypes) in order to fully meet your needs.

The bars below the capsule icons, displays the specific AromaCare cycle in use. The oil diffusion is not necessarily continuous. 

Rather, AromaCare follows a specific cycle of intensity modulation based on the program associated with each capsule. 

For example the program we designed for the "Sleep" capsule diffuses by reducing the intensity. The "Sleep" capsule can help you fall asleep or be scheduled to activate during the night in case of insomnia.

The "Tonic" capsule with its blend of seven essential oils diffuses crescendo to tone and wake you up. You can program the diffuser for intense release 20 minutes prior to rising in the morning so mint and lemon awaken your senses.

The capsules only contain 100% organic essential oils.

Do you feel tired? No more searching for which specific oils to use and how to use them! You simply put the capsule "Tonic" and run the session. Do you have a cold? If so, deploy capsule "Breathe".   

Aromatherapy does not replace medical prescriptions, but as a board certified approach to medical care, it certainly serves as a complement to medical treatment.

Aromatherapy is now used in hospital s as a Non Medicated Treatment (TNM). The essential oils contained in the capsules are 100% pure, natural and organic. Several studies have been conducted on the effects of rosemary and lavender. They have demonstrated improvement in memory and sleep. Essential oils require pharmaceutical and officinal quality to meet the medical standards in hospitals. The applications, as Non Medicated Treatment, focus on:

- Sleep disorders 
- Anxiety disorders
- Respiratory disorders
- Memory loss

These mixtures help remedy sleep disturbances, anxiety and insomnia (using the sleep and calm mixture), but also apathy as the Tonic mixture based on Citrus Mint, are tested in cooperation with universities across France as well as the University Hospital of Nice.

The results of these hospital experiments demonstrate general improvements in personal well-being.

The AromaCare app will be available for IOS and Android devices. You can control your aromatherapy session as you wish.

How to use the app :

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With the Smartphone/Tablet:

If you want to use AromaCare through your smartphone, simply download and install the AromaCare application, available for free through the AppStore or Playstore. Then run the application and follow the instructions on your smartphone. Just press the button on the wireless AromaCare that is automatically detected by the smartphone.

 How to connect your smartphone with the AromaCare :

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Without phone:

We also added a manual control for AromaCare. You can simply insert the capsule of your choice and press the top of the device to start the session. Our 20-minute sessions are recorded in the capsules using a RFID tag.

How to use AromaCare manually :

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AromaCare operates using a modulated ventilation system in intensity and variation cycles. The air circulates in the annular capsule and generates a directed flow of essential oils. The system is nomadic (with a rechargeable battery) and can be easily transported with its already positioned capsule. All diffusion information is stored in the RFID tag of the capsule.

The RFID chip provides memory for contactless transmission of data. It ensures the traceability and origin of essential oil capsules, each with its own authentication scheme. AromaCare immediately recognizes the capsule inserted and thus sets up the appropriate health program. These mixtures are not random; the type of oil, distribution of power, duration, etc. have been thoroughly studied.

AromaCare is available in pack including two capsules: 

Sleep / Calm Pack - Tonic / Memory Pack - Breathe / Allergy Pack  

 Each Pack contains:

Each capsule can program 30 sessions of 20 minutes of aromatherapy, so you can count on daily use for a month with one purchase.

(For the Rewards, you will receive an email at the end of the campaign to know which pack you prefer)

This project began in late 2013. We have come a long way to get where we are today. This project went through many phases, and prototype designs to reach it’s market-ready stage.
Relative to design and product application we have worked with the OvaDesign agency, specializing in the design of connected objects. This relationship has accompanied every stage of product development from the usage study phase through creativity, design and development and ultimately, product industrialization.

In the context of the AromaCare project, our distribution partner, Eeleo Electronics, was responsible for embedding the software, smartphone application and web server to monitor and configure the device. The AromaCare diffuser is a high-tech object that implements a number of technologies such as WiFi, NFC and web servers.

With this product we had to answer many standards and expectations. How to make it mobile, lightweight, silent, resistant? And what to do so that the medical community accepts it?

Currently, two versions of prototypes were carried out:

- A functional version with the apparent electronic board on the back of the device. This is already tested by various medical organizations (10 prototypes). 

- A final version corresponding to the alpha product that will be delivered to backers and sold thereafter (2 prototypes).

The AromaCare application is currently under design and construction. A version of the application is already available, but some improvements are still necessary in order for the product to perfectly matches its intended use. The application and the AromaCare diffuser will be subject to a use experimentation to take into account all the remarks of health professionals and users themselves.

For several weeks, our "final" prototype is undergoing a battery of tests. We are currently testing its functionality, ergonomics, durability and maneuverability. It will be used and tested by beta-testers and individuals to collect a maximum of information and possible improvements.  

And that’s why we need you!

Although the concept is simple, the AromaCare is more than an essential oil diffuser. Creating a healthy and productive environment for yourself and those around you is our main goal. We want to develop natural and effective care, accessible to all, whether you live alone at home or you are health care professional! 
We are currently working on a professional version for healthcare facilities. 

For this project, €55,000 are needed.

These funds will allow us to widely industrialize AromaCare. Your participation is crucial to the success of this project. If you, like us, think that aromatherapy should not be reserved only for specialists, but rather for millions of everyday people, please help us!

The Aroma Care team is composed of people from different backgrounds: the medical field, the web world and engineering. This mix of skills and the desire to make the world healthier, have led us to this wonderful project, one in which we all strongly believe!

As you can see from this table, participation in this project will yield fabulous rewards!

If you're among the first 200 Backers, you can pre-order your AromaCare for only € 59 ($ 64.9) instead of € 89 ($ 97.9) (which will be the future price), then the following 200 will benefit from € 69 ($ 75.9) and € 79 ($ 86.9) price for others.
This is the principle of Super Early Bird and Early Bird
First come = Best Price reserved.

All Kickstarter Backers that help us to realize this project, will become our ambassadors across the world!

(For the Rewards, you will receive an email at the end of the campaign to know which pack you prefer)

Retail price :
€ 89 for the pack with two capsules
€ 9.90 for 2 capsules

                                      

Risks and challenges

Concerning the production, manufacturing and delivery, we have already selected our partners. Our latest prototype is designed by the company that will manufacture thereafter, all AromaCare.
We are confident for the future production of AromaCare. We work with a company specializing in the design and manufacture of the diffuser. This company is very competent and works closely with us and OVA Design since the beginning of this project.
Our biggest challenge is to achieve maximum tests on the use, operation and ergonomics of AromaCare so that the final product is truly the best.
Many tests are already in use by individuals and health professionals.
Backers of the delivery will receive their device in June 2016.
At that time, you will be able to fully enjoy the benefits of "aromatherapy"!

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    Two AromaSticks (personal inhaler), the blend of your choice (Sleep, Calm..)
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    Become one of our 10 ambassador over the world ! you will be welcome one weekend in Provence in a Relais Chateaux during Lavender harvest time and participate to aromatherapy training.
    And, of course, 4 AromaCare!
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