Breathalyzer

Coming soon: a Breathalyzer for diabetes?

University of Pittsburgh researchers are developing a Breathalyzer than can detect and possibly monitor diabetes.

Device may soon have providers breathing easier

Device may soon have providers breathing easier

Researchers are developing a breathalyzer that may soon be able to detect diabetes, lung cancer, viral infections and other maladies that often affect nursing home patients. Patients blow into a small valve attached to a box that is about half the size of a typical shoebox and weighs less than one pound. The device then seeks biomarkers for conditions and ailments. Funding for the project has been provided by the National Science Foundation.