Biomimetic sensor technology is based on the use of biomaterials and information processing of a type used in biological systems. This book explores biomimetic sensors that can quantify taste--the electronic tongue--and smell, the electronic nose. The development of these sensors contribute to our understanding of the reception mechanisms in gustatory and olfactory systems. The author, a pioneer in the development of this new technology, begins by describing the principles of measurement and multivariate analysis. He details reception mechanisms in biological systems and several types of biosensors, including enzyme-immobilized membranes, SPR, the quartz resonance oscillator and IC technologies. Dedicated to the development of intelligent sensors and systems, this original volume is an essential resource for engineers working in this vital research area.
'... covers all essential areas in biomimetic sensor technologies, biosensors, electronic noses and electronic tongues. It also covers multivariate data processing techniques, which are a very important aspect of these systems ... This book is recommended to researchers in the field of electronic noses and tongues.' Frederik Winquist, Measurement Science and Technology 'Kiyoshi Toko is an acknowledged expert in the field and this book is a timely one... whether you are active in sensor research or just looking for a sensor solution to your problem, this book is an exciting read as well as a good starting point.' David J. Harwood, IEE Review 'In general one can recommend this book to all people, in particular non-specialists, who are interested in the field of food testing by means of chemical sensor technology. In particular, scientists who want to enter the field of taste sensing should read this book.' Christine Ziegler, Sensors and Materials 'The author has an excellent background with a record of having produced the first-ever sensor using lipid membranes ... This is a useful book on the subject - the material is accessible, the depth of prior knowledge of chemistry/biology of comparable discrimination required is small and the style and presentation are pleasing. A good way to get into the subject of biomimetics.' K. T. V. Grattan, Measurement and Control 'This book addresses the development of intelligent sensors and systems to detect taste and odour. These sensors have been harder to develop than other forms of sensor as the number of chemicals to be measured is so very large. Biomimetic Sensor Technology will be of interest to researchers in food science, biochemistry, biophysics, medical science, biotechnology and electronic and mechanical engineering.' Sensor Review