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Sony device tests sense of smell to sniff out signs of dementia

Proprietary technology controls odorants for easy screening

Sony's machine quickly measures a person's sense of smell. (Photo courtesy of Sony)

TOKYO -- Sony plans to offer an early warning system for signs of dementia and Parkinson's disease with a machine that quickly measures an individual's sense of smell.

The olfactory device unveiled Wednesday by Sony Group's core unit goes on sale next spring, initially for research purposes rather than as medical equipment. The price is estimated at 2.3 million yen ($15,900)

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