The threat of being replaced by a robot in ever more areas doesn’t just apply to humans any more. Now highly-trained dogs who can sniff-out the scent of illness or impending seizure in their humans may soon be outmoded by the SNIFFPHONE, which will be able to ‘read’ your breath through micro- and nano-sensors and then transfer the information through your smartphone to an information processing system for assessment and diagnoses.

The SNIFFPHONE is being developed by an international consortium of researchers led by Professor Hossam Haick of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology whose ‘electronic nose’ read more