Compact breath sniffer could warn of diabetes - TechHive

Toshiba has developed a prototype which detects trace gases in a person's breath to monitor health indicators.

The device provides analysis results in about 30 seconds.

An infrared laser shines on the exhalation while a spectrum analysis component checks for telltale signs of organic compounds.

Toshiba plans to commercialize the analyzer in 2015, first in Japan and possibly overseas later.

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