Face object: performing a heath check up, 36*25 cm, prototype 2007; Blown handmade glass; Crisform, Portugal

Diagnostic tool 2: person exhaling into the diagnostic chamber, 26*15 cm, prototype 2007; borosilicate; Vilabo, Portugal

Precise object, 22*12 cm, prototype 2007 ; borosilicate; Vilabo, Portugal

Diagnostic tool 4, 25*16 cm, prototype 2008 ; borosilicate; Vilabo, Portugal


2007 - 2009
Designer: Susana Soares

What if we could use insects’ extraordinary sense of smell to prevent and diagnose illnesses?


Scientific research has demonstrated that bees have an extraordinarily acute sense of smell and can be trained to perform health checks by detecting a specific odour in peoples’ breath.

The project consists in a series of alternative diagnostic tools that use bees to diagnose accurately at an early stage of a vast variety of diseases.

Could this revolutionise medicine as we know it?