Wize Sniffer - A New Portable Device Designed for Selective Olfaction

Mario D'Acunto, Antonio Benassi, Federica Chiellini, Danila Germanese, Randa Ishak, Massimo Magrini, Emanuele Pagliei, Paolo Paradisi, Marco Righi, Ovidio Salvetti

Abstract

Digital semeiotics is one of the newest recent challenges for assessing a number of computational descriptors to atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases that are leading causes of mortality worldwide. These descriptors can be expressed involving (i) morphometric, biometrics and colorimetric of the face; (ii) spectroscopic analysis of skin and iris, of sub-cutaneous substances and the function of subcutaneous tissues, and (iii) compositional analysis of breath and exhaled. In this paper, we describe the design and functionality of the Wize Sniffer (WS), a new portable device for breath analysis limited to an effective number of substances. Within the SEMEOTICON Project by the WS, we intend a hardware/software tool for both the analysis of volatile organic compounds of breath and a platform for data mining and data integration. The WS should be able to provide useful information about the “breathprint”, i.e., the analog of fingerprint for the state of health of an individual.

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D'Acunto M., Benassi A., Chiellini F., Germanese D., Ishak R., Magrini M., Pagliei E., Paradisi P., Righi M. and Salvetti O. (2014). Wize Sniffer - A New Portable Device Designed for Selective Olfaction . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: SUPERHEAL, (BIOSTEC 2014) ISBN 978-989-758-010-9, pages 577-582. DOI: 10.5220/0004938605770582


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@conference{superheal14,
author={Mario D'Acunto and Antonio Benassi and Federica Chiellini and Danila Germanese and Randa Ishak and Massimo Magrini and Emanuele Pagliei and Paolo Paradisi and Marco Righi and Ovidio Salvetti},
title={Wize Sniffer - A New Portable Device Designed for Selective Olfaction},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: SUPERHEAL, (BIOSTEC 2014)},
year={2014},
pages={577-582},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004938605770582},
isbn={978-989-758-010-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: SUPERHEAL, (BIOSTEC 2014)
TI - Wize Sniffer - A New Portable Device Designed for Selective Olfaction
SN - 978-989-758-010-9
AU - D'Acunto M.
AU - Benassi A.
AU - Chiellini F.
AU - Germanese D.
AU - Ishak R.
AU - Magrini M.
AU - Pagliei E.
AU - Paradisi P.
AU - Righi M.
AU - Salvetti O.
PY - 2014
SP - 577
EP - 582
DO - 10.5220/0004938605770582