Chandrakant 'CK' Isi
02:00 30th Dec, 2016
Israeli Scientists Develop A Breathalyser That Can Detect 17 Diseases | TechTree.com
Israeli Scientists Develop A Breathalyser That Can Detect 17 Diseases
Painful diagnostic tests could soon be a history.
Israel is hard to beat when it comes to innovations. A team of scientists at the Israel Institute of Technology, led by Hossam Haick, have built a breathalyser that that can diagnose up to 17 diseases including certain type of cancer.
For over a couple of thousand years, physicians evaluated their patient's condition based on breath. Instead of physician's expertise though, the newly developed system uses complex AI (Artificial Intelligence) to search for patterns that hint at a certain disease. The breathalyser has an array of sensitive gold nanoparticles, which react differently with nearly 100 volatile compounds each person breaths out. Scientists have run this test twice on more than 1400 patients.
The experiments show that the device can achieve 86 percent accuracy. For the breathalyser to be deployed at the clinics, it needs to reach the 99 percent accuracy. Let's hope that happens soon, so that people will no longer have to go through painful diagnostics tests that involve blood samples.
- DRIFE Begins Operations in Namma Bengaluru
- Sevenaire launches ‘NEPTUNE’ – 24W Portable Speaker with RGB LED Lights
- Inbase launches ‘Urban Q1 Pro’ TWS Earbuds with Smart Touch control in India
- Airtel announces Rs 6000 cashback on purchase of smartphones from leading brands
- 78% of Indians are saving to spend during the festive season and 72% will splurge on gadgets & electronics
- 5 Tips For Buying A TV This Festive Season
- Facebook launches its largest creator education program in India
- 5 educational tech toys for young and aspiring engineers
- Mid-range smartphones emerge as customer favourites this festive season, reveals Amazon survey
- COLORFUL Launches Onebot M24A1 AIO PC for Professionals