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Am J Rhinol. 2001 Sep-Oct;15(5):291-5.

Medical applications of electronic nose technology: review of current status.

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Department of Otorhinolaryngology University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 19104, USA.


Electronic noses, or artificial sensors of odorants. have been developed over the last ten years to perform a variety of identification tasks in various industries. This powerful technology is only beginning to be introduced in the field of medicine, but is promising in its potential to assist in diagnosis. This article reviews electronic nose technology and some initial investigations of potential applicability of the technology in the field of medicine.

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