Coronavirus Pandemic – MIT, Harvard Researchers Developing Coronavirus Detecting Light-Up Face Masks
Boston Strong news – Boston, MA: Interesting Engineering Brad Bergan reports 5.13.2020.
Coronavirus detection via face mask tool.
The small team’s initial study reported the Ebola- and Zika-detecting face mask tool in 2016 — published in the journal Cell. Now the team is adapting the tool to emit a fluorescent signal when a person with coronavirus breathes, sneezes, or coughs. If proven successful, it might close the gap of effectivity associated with other screening methods, including temperature checks.
“As we open up our transit system, you could envision it being used in airports as we go through security, as we wait to get on a plane,” said researcher Jim Collins to…