How do you detect something if you can’t touch it, taste it, see it or smell it? This is an issue that Abstergo was more than willing to tackle. We developed an electronic ‘nose’ that could detect different odors.
The electronic nose was developed in order to mimic the humans sense of smell. Basically the instrument consists of head-space sampling; getting a clear picture of the odor compounds present in the air sample, arrangement recognition modules; data maps of molecules, and sensor array; to produce signal patterns that are used for classifying different smells.
So who uses an electronic nose? Electronic noses are used by research and development laboratories, quality control laboratories and process production departments for various purposes as well as environmental monitoring. We also hope to advance this technology to be used in the field of health and medicine as well as crime scene investigation. Please contact Abstergo if you are interested in purchasing one of our prototypes.