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April 28, 2004

Electronic Nose Device Proves Effective for Diagnosing Pneumonia and Sinusitis


Bill Hanson, MD, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, samples smell prints using the Cyranose 320, an electronic or e-nose. Researchers are trying to prove that different respiratory tract infections have a unique odor that can be read by a machine. Nurse anesthetist Mary Lourdes (ML) Woody models the e-nose.

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