Electronic nose solutions


Our electronic nose technology is designed to conquer the mass market. It is applicable for many use cases and is useful for companies working on smart smell-related systems. Our smell recognition technology is a game changer in the gas sensor market. It can detect odors and complex gas mixtures, not only single gases.


SmartNanotubes has developed the first multi-channel electronic nose gas detector chip for the mass market. The sensor elements contain fine-tuned nanomaterials which make the chip highly sensitive, energy-efficient and compact. On the basis of pattern recognition our electronic nose technology can detect multiple gases, smells and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
The Smell Board iX16×4 holds up to 4 iX16 smell detector chips and can be integrated easily in existing electronic devices. The Smell Board will soon be available as an embedded module with a modular, exchangeable sensor board.

Integration Possibilities

The multi-channel electronic nose gas detector chip Smell iX16 can be integrated easily in a range of appliances. We provide our Smell Board plugin module with up to 4 iX16 smell detector chips, which can easily be integrated in existing electronic devices.

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    Drone/ UAV

    Our sensor technology works reliably on drones, and by sending comprehensive information about its environment every 1.8 seconds it can correctly detect e.g., gas leaks in pipelines.

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    By embedding our sensor technology in the industrial Internet of Things, customers can connect our sensors to their sensor networks and bring sensor output to a new level.

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    Plugin module

    Our detector chips can easily be plugged into various domestic or industrial appliances using our electronic nose plugin module which has on-board software for smell recognition and standard electronic interfaces for communication with host devices.

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    The compact, versatile forming capabilities of our sensor technology mean that it can be integrated in wearable equipment.