Diabetes Breathalyzer

over 7 years ago by asma_alhamdan

Which problem are you trying to solve?

Diabetes is a chronic health problem. The most common way to measure blood glucose level is using the standard glucose
meter which has many disadvantages such as pain, infections, and it takes time.

How are you going to solve the problem?

Diabetes Breathalyzer is a non-invasive and portable system that can detect blood glucose levels from the concentration
of the acetone gas in the exhaled breath. It is painless and bloodless.

What is the impact of your project?

The system will eliminate a person's need to pinch their finger to get a blood glucose reading. It will help in
preventing the infections and transmission of the harmful bacteria to other patients.

How can the project be manufactured in the OpenLab?

The basic idea of the proposed breathalyzer is to measure the glucose level in the blood based on the acetone
concentration in the breath.

Describe your project in detail

Diabetes is the condition in which the body does not properly process food for use as energy. It can cause serious
health complications including heart disease, blindness, kidney failure, and lower-extremity amputations. Diabetes
patients have to check their blood sugar several times per day. Right now, the most common way to check glucose levels
involves pricking a fingertip with an automatic lancing device to obtain a blood sample and then using a glucose meter
to measure the blood sample’s glucose level. The proposed approach is a non-invasive early detection device for
diabetes. It consists of a new system that can detect the blood glucose levels by estimating the concentration of
acetone in the exhaled breath. The exhaled breath of the diabetic patient will be analyzed chemically to determine their
chemical composition, then after collecting data it will be classified to the different types of diabetes by finding the
correlation between the clinical diagnostics and chemical composition of patient’s breath.Also, the system can monitor
the heart rate. The goal of the proposed research project is to demonstrate the feasibility of glycemia determination
through breath analysis. Finally, the approach will provide painless testing and decrease infections, continuous
monitoring, minimal biohazard waste, and requires no special training for sampling.


Othman over 7 years ago
I have a relative suffering this issue all the time and it really hurts how they take blood for measurement all the
All the best in the project.
diego over 7 years ago
Super idea here in Mexico there is a high percentage of diabetes this product would be very useful thanks
súper idea
aquí en México hay porcentaje alto de diabetes este producto seria de gran utilidad gracias
TechUser over 7 years ago
Great! Would this product be designed like the breathalyzer for alcohol? Have you got a design in mind or a sketch of
the construction plan? Did you collect data about the relation between aceton and the blood glucose? It sounds very
Omarhasayn89 over 7 years ago

A nice project ... but is the level of acetone gas alone enough to give an accurate result ?? ... If so, it is great
SabineFabLabIng over 7 years ago
I'm interested in how often one can use it. Will it be a one way product, ore have only a one way component?
case the acetone gas level gives not an accurate enough result, maybe the glucose level in saliva is an addable
Khario over 7 years ago
Wow!! An awesome project. But I think acetone gas can also be produced after an intake of beer. Maybe you could include
that for proper analysis, patient shouldn't consume alcohol or other beverages that may likely produce acetone.
Cool idea!! Really innovative. I hope to see it made!!
yassineaskri over 7 years ago
Good idea , to innovate new portable system detecting blood glucose with less pain and blood, but in acetone clinical
detections , is he useful , sufficient , specific?