Chemosensory Perception and Development of its Measuring Device.

Chemosensoric perception (taste and smell) in unjustly neglect issue in medical public. Nowadays Czech ENT clinics are depend on subjective evaluation methods. There is need for objective methods (not only in Czech Republic). A deterioration of alfactory and gustatory function can be one of the first symptoms of serious illnesses ? e.g. tumors, neurodegenerative diseases (Alzheimer disease, Parkinson disease) and psychiatric diagnosis (schizophrenia). Nowadays Czech ENT clinics are depend on subjective evaluation methods. There is need for objective methods (not only in Czech Republic). The target equipment enables objective olfaktometry based on measuring of inhaled and exhaled air flow in patient who is exposed to pleasant and unpleasant odorants. The use of this device is non-invasive for the patient and easy and inexpensive for user.

Contact: 
Jan Vodička
Faculty: 
Faculty of Health Studies
Duration: 
Jul 2014 - Dec 2017
Project ID: 
1023013
Funded by: 
Technology Agency of the Czech Republic