P2.1.21 Identification of Pneumonia Based on an Electronic Nose

Shih-Wen Chiu, Hung-Yi Hsieh, Shang-Ren Yang, Kea-Tiong Tang, Han-Wen Kuo, Li-Chun Wang & Chung-Hung Shih
Pneumonia is the main reason which causes patients death in hospital. The novelty breath gas analysis method probability offers doctors to identify and monitor this clinical condition immediately. But the gas analysis equipments, such as gas chromatography (GC) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), are very accurate but expensive, time consuming, and nonportable. The electronic nose (e-Nose) which has advantages of low cost and easy operation is more suitable to realize an infection pneumonia early...