Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A new technology through breath helps analysis of diabetes or cancer

While we have the instrument measures for detecting alcohol in the breath of person but new technology made possible to indicate the disease in future. The technology developed by the Tokyo Medical and Dental University is able to analyze your breath odors and visualize their dispersal.

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Process
The person should stand in a dark room and speak into a device alike-microphone with his mouthpiece covered by special enzyme-treated gauze, these enzymes interact with components in the breath > chemical reaction > produces light, this light is to be captured by a Video camera  with the footage serving as the object for analysis.

The system which will accurately measure the amount of ethanol, methanethiol, or acetone in a person’s breath not only used as a breath analyzer for drinkers but also help to investigate the reasons for a person’s bad breath, to evaluate liver functions and possible even in the analysis of serious diseases such as diabetes or cancer says the researchers.