Development of olfactory display using pulse ejection for medical applications

Eri Matsuura, Shutaro Homma, Shohei Horiguchi, Sayaka Matsumoto, Ken Ichi Okada

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Abstract

Periodic assessment of olfaction is important because a decline in olfaction can be caused by disorders such as Alzheimer's dementia at an early stage. However, current olfactory tests are rarely conducted due to the time and effort necessary for the scent presentation and the problem of scent lingering in the air. Therefore, we developed an olfactory display using pulse ejection for medical use. We also developed several types of nozzles and compared them. We evaluated the performance of the olfactory display on patients with olfactory disturbance. Then, we measured the degree of olfactory loss of the patients by using T and T olfactometer, the most widely known olfactory test in Japan, and found that our olfactory display could accurately assess the olfactory skills of the patients. In the future, we aim to solve the problems of current olfactory tests by using the olfactory display and familiarize olfactory tests.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 17th International Conference on E-Health Networking, Application and Services, HealthCom 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages534-539
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781467383257
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Apr 15
Event17th International Conference on E-Health Networking, Application and Services, HealthCom 2015 - Boston, United States
Duration: 2015 Oct 132015 Oct 17

Other

Other17th International Conference on E-Health Networking, Application and Services, HealthCom 2015
CountryUnited States
CityBoston
Period15/10/1315/10/17

Keywords

  • healthcare
  • olfactory display
  • pulse ejection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Health Information Management
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Health Informatics
  • Surgery
  • Health(social science)

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