Scientists are developing a Covid-19 detector for smartphones

Scientists are developing a Covid-19 detector for smartphones

Scientists from a well-known company developed small sensors that can detect nanoparticles of the Covid-19 virus. Keep reading and learn all about this new invention!

Scientists from a well-known company developed small sensors that can detect nanoparticles of the Covid-19 virus. Keep reading and learn all about this new invention!

A group of scientists from the General Electric company will develop extremely small sensors that would have the ability to detect nanoparticles of the virus that causes Covid-19 on surfaces. This was announced by the company itself.

A group of scientists from the General Electric company will develop extremely small sensors that would have the ability to detect nanoparticles of the virus that causes Covid-19

To create the sensors, the company's research team received a 24-month grant from the National Institutes of Health under the RADx-rad program. These sensors would be smaller than the tip of a finger and could potentially be integrated into mobile devices such as cell phones and smartwatches, according to what could be read in the details of the statement issued by the company.

These sensors would be smaller than the tip of a finger and could potentially be integrated into mobile devices

"One of the first lines of defense against any virus is to avoid exposure, which is easier said than done when you can't see it," said Radislav Potyrailo, principal scientist at GE Research and a central investigator for the NIH project. "Through our project with the NIH, we are developing a sensor small enough to embed in a mobile device that could detect the presence of the COVID-19 virus," he added.

Over the past decade, Potyrailo and the detection team have developed detection technologies that package the capabilities of high-end analytical instruments the size of microwave ovens that one would find in a laboratory in tiny sensors. The team will build on this already established research to develop the Covid-19 microsensors, according to a company spokesperson.

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