Breath Analysis presents state-of-the-art research in this specialized field, also offering guidance on how best to design the technology and conduct analysis. The book primarily focuses on the diagnosis of lung cancer, asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases. The reliability, consistency and utility of the results from breath analysis depends on exhaled breath sampling procedures and tools, gas sensor array technology (sensing material and transducer), and finally, medical pertinence and interpretation. The book gives step-by-step procedures and discusses best practice solutions for problems in sample collection, sensor technology, clinical assessment, medical interpretation and data analysis.
The book's primary audience would include biomedical engineers and medical doctors, but it is also useful for hospital technicians, hospital and biomedical SME leading figures, and those in PhD level Engineering and Medicine.
- Presents an overview of existing breath analysis technology, along with their pros and cons
- Provides a tool for mapping, bridging and translating different approaches and available devices
- Covers best practices and procedures for exhaled breath collection
2. FIRST STEP: Exhaled breath: catch and store
3. SECOND STEP: Breath analysis: two strategies
4. Sensor systems for breathprinting
5. THIRD STEP: Data analysis
6. FOURTH STEP: Breathrpinting based diagnosis, selected case study
7. FIFTH STEP: Breathprinting roadmap based on expert's opinion
8. APPENDIX: a review of the current financed projects and initiatives in this field
Giorgio Pennazza has participated and still participates in numerous national and international projects. He is the author of over 60 publications in journals, book chapters and conference proceedings. He has been teaching in this field for the past 8 years, and his main research interest is in sensors with biomedical applications.
In 2012 Marco Santonico was a founding member of the company INNOSENSOR Ltd., founded as a spin-off of the University of Rome "Tor Vergata." INNOSENSOR is concerned with the research and development of sensory systems, bio-sensory and their electronic and chemical interfaces. He is the author of over 50 publications in journals, book chapters and proceedings of conferences. He is actively teaching in this field and his main research interest is the development and characterization of sensors and their electronic interfaces for biomedical applications.