The soon-to-come smartphone attachment from Dr. Hossam Haick will be able to diagnose diseases with a whiff of your breath

A research team composed of professors and decorated academics are working towards building ultra-sensitive sensors that can catch the smell of life-threatening diseases early for greater chances of cure. What’s more exciting is that these sensors will be distributed as handheld attachments to smartphones. With a simple exhale, a person will be able to tell if they are running the risk of contracting a debilitating illness.

The Technion: Israel Institute of Technology is the headquarters of Dr. Hossam Haick, a native of Nazareth, and his work on developing the SNIFFPHONE. Dr. Haick is the brains behind the use of nanotechnology sensors that can detect the extremely minuscule particles in our breath that spell out disease.

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