Sensmart - It Makes Sense

Sensmart revolutionises health-tech, to bring you a new innovation that can combat malnutrition and dehydration, prolonged hospital stays, food waste and emotional eating in clinical settings. Sensmart’s brand-new, cutting-edge solution provides an alternative approach to dietary constitution in the form of multi sensory interactive aids, specially designed for those who have been diagnosed with a disability or limiting impairment. Sensmart aims to bridge the gap surrounding communication barriers in order to combat social inequalities. We are a health-tech company providing digital and physical tools to revolutionise nutrition and patient welfare and to increase healthcare capacity

Sensmart Sensory Menu at RAREfest22

Sensmart - It Makes Sense

Aisha Purvis, co-founder and CEO of Sensmart, has spent over ten years helping others in the health and social care sector. Aisha said,

My passion is to identify current systems that aren’t effective. I love suggesting solutions.

During the pandemic, she was completing her university placement as a mental health nurse. Aisha witnessed first-hand the multi-faceted challenges patients faced regarding malnutrition and dehydration. For patients that are non-verbal, explaining their choices and preferences poses a huge obstacle.

Aisha also has a daughter diagnosed with Rett syndrome, which affects her neurodevelopment.

During a regression, my daughter would eat only pickled onion monster munch. I would come home every day to my blue-tongued little girl. I couldn’t bear to see my daughter struggle like I had seen my patients.

Aisha came up with the idea of Sensmart and co-founded it with Alex Chikhani. Sensmart provides a multi-sensory experience, combining scent prompts which reflect an entire meal, texture touch, tactile images, braille, and personalised voice prompts.

The idea highlights how those who are proactive in finding ground-breaking solutions in the rare community can have impacts rippling across multiple industries and conditions. Join the Sensmart team at RAREfest22 for an interactive multi-sensory showcase, and be prepared for your senses to be warped!

Sensmart revolutionises health-tech, to bring you a new innovation that can combat malnutrition and dehydration, prolonged hospital stays food waste and emotional eating in clinical settings. Sensmart’s brand-new, cutting-edge solution provides an alternative approach to dietary constitution in the form of multi-sensory interactive aids, specially designed for those who have been diagnosed with a disability or limiting impairment. Sensmart aims to bridge the communication barrier gap to combat social inequalities. Our vision is to enable everyone to engage with the process of healthy living and proper nutrition through the use of multi-sensory products. When patients eat healthily they don’t suffer from malnutrition or dehydration and hospitals can greatly reduce the length and frequency of patient stays. We will showcase various prototypes, allowing you to try out making food choices with sensory stimulation.

To visit the Sensmart website, click here.

We’d love to see a better understanding and awareness of the application of Multi-Sensory stimulation and its association with Malnutrition and dehydration amongst impaired or disabled individuals in clinical settings.