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By integrating spirometry with the eNose technology of Comon Invent, a new diagnostic method to detect the difference between the breath of healthy people and the breath of patients with asthma, COPD or lung cancer is available. The SpiroNose method also has the ability to distinguish COPD patients from both asthma and lung cancer patients. The Academic Medical Center (AMC) in Amsterdam leads research with the SpiroNose method.
Since last week, Comon Invent has installed 3 dozen eNoses in the Port of Amsterdam around the North Sea-canal, nearby oil terminals and other businesses that could possibly emit odours that lead to nuisance. This odour monitoring network is part of the project “GeurinZicht”. This project is an initiative by the Port of Amsterdam in cooperation with EPA North Sea Canal Area and the Province of North-Holland. These parties work together in this project with private companies and the Fire Department. The project aims to improve the quality of life in and around the port area.
Last Wednesday our CEO Simon Bootsma was one of the guest speakers at the Smart Industry webinar hosted by Smart Industry and the Dutch Chamber of Commerce. During this interactive webinar, which was dedicated to the tumultuous digital developments in companies, a panel of specialist discussed topics, gave tips and answered the following questions:
- How do you make your business future-proof?
- How do you accelerate in the new digital world?
- How do others do it successfully?
A summary of the webinar can be watched below (in Dutch). For the full-version of the webinar please click here.
The increased deployment of eNoses in the South-Holland South region creates a logical connection between existing eNose networks in the Rotterdam Rijnmond and North-Brabant area. This eNose network contributes to the safety and health of residents in South-West Holland. The early detection of the rise and spread of annoying, dangerous and unhealthy emissions in ambient air allows for quick intervention during incidents.
An eNose is an instrument that detects changes in the air composition and wirelessly transmits this information to a central server.
The further expansion of the network suits the policy of the Port Authority to make the Port of Rotterdam the most sustainable port of its kind.
Currently it is difficult for authorities to act against odour nuisance caused by catering establishments. Supervisors in the Rijnmond region and other parts of the Netherlands experience difficulties with the implementation of Environmental Control Activities.