TECHNOLOGY

BEHIND THE TECHNOLOGY


NASA

The origins of the Nanobeak sensor technology date back to 2007 when NASA launched the sensor into orbit and determined that the sensor worked successfully in outer space and was unaffected by extreme vibrations and sudden changes in gravity. The sensor technology was also successfully tested on the International Space Station.

 


NANOTECHNOLOGY


The Nanobeak Sensor detects chemicals and Volatile Organic Compounds using Carbon Nanotubes.

The sensor was Awarded the NASA Invention of the Year on April 13, 2013.

 


 

HOW THE DEVICE FITS TOGETHER



VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS [VOCs]


Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are organic chemicals that have a high vapor pressure at ordinary, room-temperature conditions.

Their high vapor pressure results from a low boiling point, which causes large numbers of molecules to evaporate or sublimate from the liquid or solid form of the compound and enter the surrounding air.

The exhaled human breath contains a few hundred volatile organic compounds and is used in breath analysis to serve as a VOC biomarker to test for diseases such as lung cancer.

  • As the vapor that makes up your breath enters becoming a chemical for analysis your Breath Print is established
  • Just as a fingerprint is unique to every person your Breath Print has a signature

 

Independent studies have validated breath detection of the earliest stages of diseases as well as the presence of drugs through exhaled breath however, it is not practical for the population as a whole to go to a location where a mass spectrometer is located.

In addition, the cost of such a test is very high, typically not covered by any insurance.

The proprietary software algorithm used to interpret the raw sensor data is translated into apps that will allow real-time data interpretation using the portable displays on smart-phones, tablets and laptops.