E-Noses are being used in animal and human health and medical research.
Using an E-Nose the Australian Sheep CRC has explored new ways of assessing animal health status. Electronically equipped race-ways to detect disease and monitor the state of the animal's health, greatly improving in flock management and saving time and cost in treating specific animals rather than whole flocks.
Non-invasive diagnosis of several human diseases from the patient's breath is feasible using e-nose technology. We have collaborative studies with The University of New South Wales aimed at specifying an e-nose for early identification of lung cancer in order to achieve effective early intervention and positive prognosis of a disease that kills over 8000 Australians per annum
Our devices consist of arrays of robust and fast acting chemical sensors, supplemented by novel patented electronics and software. Chemicals in the air are detected by the sensor arrays, registering complex odour “images” in real time.
A permanent record is sent to your computer via line or wireless connection, where it is identified, quantified and alarms for abnormal events.