A Face Mask which detects CORONAVIRUS in your breath; Know deets!
According to the research report, this mask has a synthetic biology sensor for biomolecule detection.
New Delhi: The whole world has been troubled by the Corona pandemic since last year, although people have got some relief after the arrival of the vaccine. Face masks have been very effective in preventing infection.
According to the need of the people, many types of face masks have also come in the market, some of which are high-tech and some are simple. Even after all the protection and vaccine, there is fear in the minds of people about the third wave of corona. In such a situation, face mask and precautions are still necessary.
Corona detector Face Mask:
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University have developed a face mask that is also capable of telling about corona infection. Biosensor has been used in this face mask which helps in detecting COVID-19 with the help of breath.
Synthetic Biology Sensor:
According to the research report, this mask has a synthetic biology sensor for biomolecule detection. This research has been published in the journal Nature Biotechnology. This biosensor mask is designed on the standard of KN95 face mask. Through this mask, it can be detected in 90 minutes whether the virus was present in a person's breath or not.
The sensor given in this mask is not always active. If you want to test then you have to activate the sensor with the help of a button. After that you will get the result within 90 minutes through the readout strip. Its accuracy has been claimed as much as the result of RT PCR.
Peter Nguyen, a research scientist at the Vice Institute and involved in research, says that through this mask, an attempt has been made to encapsulate an entire lab in a small mask. The size of the synthetic biology sensor used in this mask is quite small. It can also be used in any other mask.
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