Towards the Electronic Nose Applications in Medicine: the Skin Odor Analysis

Antonella Macagnano, Corrado Di Natale, Roberto Paolesse, Alessandro Mantini, Arnaldo D'Amico

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Electronic noses have been applied to several disciplines such as food analysis, environmental control and industrial processes, in this paper the use of electronic noses in medicine is outlined. In the paper a review about the main features of human body odor is given. First experiments concerning with the measure of the sensitivity of sensors towards a particular constituent of the skin odor and the preliminary result of a survey of skin odor in a population of individuals are reported. Results encourages in pursuing this application which may arose both in an increased comprehension of the role of smell and odor in humans and in the next future in a novel diagnosis tool.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSensors and Microsystems - Proceedings of the 3rd Italian Conference
EditorsArnaldo D'Amico, Giorgio Sberveglieri Corrado Di Natale
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Electronic Nose, Medicine, Skin Odor


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