Smartphone Cancer Sensor

Patients suffering from cancer, diabetes, kidney/liver diseases, asthma and helicobacter pylori have funky smelling breath.

So the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), based in Tsukuba, Japan created a chip sensor for a smarthphone that can sniff out the diseases.

But NIMS needs a bunch of other players like Kyocera, NEC, Sumitomo Seika, Osaka U and a Swiss company to get the device into consumer's hands.

So hold your breath and don't get sick before 2020.