Researchers at Harvard University and MIT have jointly developed a respirator that can detect the presence of the corona virus in the breath of a person who uses it within 90 minutes.
Researchers hope to use the same method to detect other viruses and microbes To use. Even the technology used in this mask can be useful for detecting hazardous chemicals in industrial and laboratory environments.
The designed mask is equipped with small sensors that can detect the corona virus through respiration and can be suitable for medical staff who use the mask for a long time.
A person who wears such masks can easily activate the sensors built into it to detect the corona virus. In fact, the mask can be used in two ways. Normally the sensors are not active and cannot detect the virus. However, if the sensors are active, they can detect the virus. Test results are displayed on the inside of the mask.
It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. But even if such a mask is not marketed, it has wider applications that can be redesigned and used to diagnose some pandemics in the future.
Researchers say the sensors in the mask could potentially be embedded in clothing and other similar wearables and function properly as biosensors.
This is not the first time researchers have worked on developing a mask to diagnose pandemics. Undoubtedly, such masks can not only prevent the spread of the virus, but also prevent the spread of the virus to others by early detection of the infected person. On the other hand, such diagnostic methods are not expensive and if the mass production and commercialization are achieved, the general public can use them.