WIRELESS, BATTERY FREE WEARABLE ELECTRONIC NOSE Conference Paper uri icon

abstract

  • Abstract Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are excreted through the skin or exhaled breath. They are end products of human metabolism, metabolism of gut microflora, and ingested or inhaled substances. VOCs can be noninvasively sampled and could be a useful marker for disease. However, medical diagnostics rarely considers the VOCs that are expelled from the body. Here, we introduce a miniature, low-cost, and battery-free electronic nose (e-nose) sensor for passively identifying chemical patterns that are excreted from the human skin or exhaled breath. The platform is composed of an array of conductive polymer filaments created with a two-layer system of multi-walled carbon nanotubes and four different, solution processable polymers. The breathprint signatureconsisting of the resistance of each filamentcan be read from the sensor using a near-field communication-enabled device, such as a smartphone. The e-nose sensor contains a system on a chip with near-field communication (NFC) functionality and a radio frequency antenna to harvest power. The sensor was tested against six common VOCs that are released from the human body.

name of conference

  • 2022 Design of Medical Devices Conference

published proceedings

  • PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2022 DESIGN OF MEDICAL DEVICES CONFERENCE (DMD2022)

author list (cited authors)

  • Finnegan, J., Peterkin, B., Han, H., Yentes, J. M., Rennard, S. I., & Markvicka, E. J.

complete list of authors

  • Finnegan, Jason||Peterkin, Bridget||Han, Hee-Chan||Yentes, Jennifer M||Rennard, Stephen I||Markvicka, Eric J

publication date

  • January 1, 2022 11:11 AM