WHAT IF... Insects could help us diagnose illness?

BEE'S :: 2007-2009
Susana Soares

Scientific research has demonstrated that bees have an extraordinarily acute sense of smell. They can be trained within minutes, using Pavlov's reflex, to perform a health check by detecting a specific odour of people's breath.
This project consists of a series of alternative diagnostic tools that use bees to accurately diagnose a vast variety of diseases at an early stage. The project aims to build on current technological research, using design to translate the outcome into systems and objects that people can understand and use in their daily lives.