Medical diagnostic techniques began with human senses and have evolved to include ever more sophisticated electronic wave form analysis, blood and bodily fluid testing, ultrasonic, and radiographic and genetic techniques (to name a few). The senses of taste and smell were among the earliest diagnostic tools, described by the earliest physicians, and yet they remain tantalizingly underused. This Special Issue of Sensors will be devoted to articles describing diagnostic applications of electronic taste and smell sensing in medical and veterinary care using chemical, gas, optical, electrical, biological/cellular, and other novel technologies. Submissions may focus on screening for disease, diagnosing disease or monitoring the course of/response to treatment of disease.
Prof. Dr. C. William Hanson
Prof. Dr. Erica Thaler