A new electronic tongue has been technologically advanced by researchers to assist doctors in becoming aware of bladder cancer in its primary stages.
A complex more proficient, simple and also cost effective electronic device has been devised by researchers in Spain which is a better way than traditional methods like cystoscopies or urine cytology tests to diagnose and monitor bladder cancer in its early stages.
The American Cancer Society (ACS) has shown, according to Medical News Today, that bladder cancer impacts thousands of individuals, many leading to death. The team developed ‘ electronic tongues ‘ to assist diagnose it much sooner, which is a non-invasive method that harnesses the authority of sensors ‘ taste detection.
Device is created to detect cancers through breath by scientists
Electronic tongues are a voltammetry device that uses pattern information software and sensors to detect soluble compounds to copy the mechanism of human taste. In general, scientists use the machine to evaluate food, water, wine, or explosives, but they can also use it to test bio fluid samples for disease detection.
one researcher, Javier Monreal, stated “Several studies have been approved by the FDA — the United States Food and Drug Administration — for their use in the diagnosis and tracking of bladder cancer, but none of them improve the outcomes of cystoscopy.”
Using information from past research, the electronic tongues were developed for efficient ways to test urine samples. The scientists also proposed that using these electronic tongues to test urine samples could prove to be a cost-effective and user-friendly way to detect bladder cancer in its earliest phases as well.
Co-author Carmen Martinez Bisbal stated that the original findings of the research provided an accuracy level of 75 percent, which indicates that the ‘ forms of present waveforms caused by pulse voltammetry in urine could allow for a non-invasive diagnosis in the surveillance of patients with bladder cancer with suitable information processing. ‘