Professor Hossam Haick from the Wolfson Faculty of Chemical Engineering was awarded the European Commission “Innovation Prize”, a new prize which was awarded in Lisbon on November 21, at The European Forum of Electronic Components and Systems (EFECS).  He won the prize for his SNIFFPHONE system. The prize committee chose Professor Haick as the most innovative scientist realizing an idea in the field of electronic systems in the European Commission.  In its explanation, the committee wrote that it received many proposals from worthy researchers and finally chose Professor Haick for his SNIFFPHONE project.

Professor Haick, born in Nazareth (1975), developed a unique technology enabling medical diagnoses based on breath.  The SNIFFPHONE project generates an interface between this system and the smartphone to make diagnostic information accessible to the attending physician.  In an international study involving 1404 participants from five countries, the system diagnosed diseases with an accuracy of 86%.

 

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Professor Haick, born in Nazareth (1975), developed a unique technology enabling medical diagnoses based on breath. The SNIFFPHONE project generates an interface between this system and the smartphone to make diagnostic information accessible to the attending physician. In an international study involving 1404 participants from five countries, the system diagnosed diseases with an accuracy of 86%.

Professor Haick serves as a consultant to several commercial companies that spun out of his laboratories at the Technion, and leads three EU consortia, with dozens of contributors from the industry, academia and medical system. He holds dozens of patents and made it into many lists, including the World’s 35 leading young scientists (MIT, 2008) and the list of 100 most influential inventors by several international agencies between 2015-2018. He won an array of prizes and medals, including “Knight in Order of the Academic Palms” granted by the French Government, The Humboldt Award, The Bill and Melinda Gates Prize and the Herschel Ritz Innovation Award.

 

 

 

 

(Release/Source: Technion)