Thanks to the latest project carried out by a group of scientists and researchers belonging to the National Institute of Standards and Technology, it has been possible to create a dog nose manufactured using 3D printing technology capable of detecting and perceiving odors, thanks to very sensitive sensors, at a distance of up to 10 feet. Undoubtedly a great step in the early detection of possible threats.
In this project, as you can see in the video that is located just below these lines, we find a model of a dog's nose where the nasal vestibule, the external nose, the lower jaw and the nose itself have been included, basically a models e about 10 centimeters capable of exceed even the functionality of the biological model Unlike a real dog nose, it can locate smells in different directions.
The nose manufactured using 3D printing technology is capable of surpassing even a real dog nose.
As he has commented in his statements Matthew stayamates, mechanical engineer and fluid dynamics specialist director of this peculiar project:
We can see the dog as an active aerodynamic sampling system that literally reaches out and captures smells. Dogs use fluid dynamics to increase the aerodynamic range of their smell in order to obtain larger and larger scent samples.
With the application of principles inspired by a living being, we can considerably improve the methods for detecting explosives, pathogens, narcotics and even cancer.