Manki Son1, Ji Youn Lee2, Hwi Jin Ko3, Tai Hyun Park1, 4, 5,*
1 Interdisciplinary Program for Bioengineering, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-742, Republic of Korea
2 Center for Bioanalysis, Division of Metrology for Quality of Life, Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science, Daejeon 34133, Korea
3 Bio-MAX Institute, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-818, Korea
4 School of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-742, Republic of Korea
5 Advanced Institutes of Convergence Technology, Suwon 443-270, Republic of Korea
*Correspondence : Tai Hyun Park
Odors are perceived differently as a function of individual human experience, and communicating about odors between individuals is therefore very difficult. There is a need to classify and standardize odors, but appropriate tools have not yet been developed. A bioelectronic nose mimics human olfaction and detects target molecules with high sensitivity and selectivity. This new tool has great potential in many applications and is expected to accelerate odor classification and standardization. In particular, a multiplexed bioelectronic nose can provide complex odor information using pattern recognition techniques, and could even reproduce odors via an integrated olfactory display system. We expect that a bioelectronic nose will be a useful tool for odor standardization by providing codes for odors that enable us to communicate odor information.