TUT establish a venture company to market a super small odor sensor
13 Sep 2019
TUT established a new venture company, Aroma bit Silicon Sensor Technology Co, LTD, to market the super small and high resolution CMOS type odor sensor which they developed. The venture company plans to combine the ion image sensor, which was developed by TUT Professor Kazuaki Sawada's research group, with the odor receptor membrane developed by Aromabit. It is the first university-launched venture company certified by the Toyohashi University of Technology.
The impressive potential of the sensor is evidenced by the fact that its 1,200 kinds of odor receptors, with the equivalent power of a "dog's nose", will be packed onto an element of only 1 mm square.
The aroma bit silicon sensor technology Co, LTD aims to market their product as a super small and low-cost sensor that can be installed in smartphones and IoT devices. Its potential applications could range from detecting deterioration in the quality of wine after it has been opened to determining possible illnesses from a breath test.
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