It is able to send information about the infection received by the body to the phone within 10 minutes.
Chinese scientists have developed a high-tech face mask that can detect coronavirus, swine and bird flu and then alert the wearer of the infection via a mobile app in just 10 minutes. The Mirror writes about it.
Researchers have already tested the invention in a closed chamber by spraying a liquid containing viral proteins directly onto a face mask. The sensor responded to just 0.3 microliters of the drug and detected the coronavirus, swine flu and bird flu.
It is worth emphasizing that the amount of sprayed infection is 70-560 times less than a sneeze.
“Previous research has shown that wearing a face mask can reduce the risk of spreading and contracting the disease. We want to create a mask that can detect the presence of the virus in the air and alert the wearer. Our mask will work very well in poorly ventilated areas such as elevators or closed spaces where the risk of infection is high,” said Dr. Yin Fang of Shanghai Tongji University, who led the study.
It is noted that in the future, with the emergence of a new respiratory virus, scientists can easily update the design of the sensor to detect new pathogens.
It will be remembered that last year, scientists from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) created a reusable protective mask with nanolayers of silver and copper. He is able to neutralize the coronavirus.
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