Mechanical nose

March 14, 1997

SCIENTISTS at Rome's Tor Vergata University have developed a machine "nose" that analyses human body odours.

The idea is that a person's health affects what they smell like. Thus the analyses of the components of odour could be used as a diagnostic tool, like blood or urine tests.

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