Microbe ID System - Viral or Bacterial


 The Microbe ID System (MID) imitates the human sense of smell.  “Smells” are simply chemical compounds that are carried in the air.  Air enters the nasal’s mucus-lined cavity where they interact with nerve receptors producing electrical signals that travel to the brain.   The Microbe ID is able to draw samples of air through a system of sensors.   For example, a chemical in a patient’s breath might combine with sensor 1, another with sensor 45, and none with sensor 83, creating a “smell pattern.” The MID System CPU will read and compare this pattern with the previously established smell patterns produced by pure microbe cultures.

The Microbe ID System will eventually expand beyond the doctor’s office as a  diagnostic tool and into the home.  The results of the home MID System’s diagnosis would be sent to the doctor’s office for evaluation, to determine if a medical visit was needed or if treatment could be prescribed over the phone. The MID’s ability to associate a specific diagnosis with an appropriate medication would significantly obstruct the further expansion of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.