New Hand-held breathalyser may help detect diabetes and cancer
Dr Mohsen Rahmani and colleagues have devised a new sensor (Photonic Fractal Metamaterials) that will help develop a breathalyzer to detect early warning signs of chronic diseases such as diabetes and cancer.
A handheld device that detects signs of diabetes and cancer in a person's BREATH in exhaled air. It analyses volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emanating from human exhaled breath that can provide deep insight into the status of various biochemical processes in the human body. VOCs can serve as potential biomarkers of physiological and pathophysiological conditions related to several diseases.
The research has been published in the journal Advanced Material.
A prototype of the device, which will look similar to the technology cops use to detect alcohol in breath of drunk drivers, is being created.