Face masks that can detect coronavirus: Harvard, MIT researchers create wearable tech

  • Source: Boston Herald - Metered Site
  • Published: 06/29/2021 12:00 AM

The face mask that you wear in the future could alert you of a coronavirus diagnosis, thanks to researchers at Harvard University and MIT. Researchers have created wearable biosensors that can detect the presence of the virus in a person’s breath. These button-activated masks give COVID results within 90 minutes in a simple-to-read format similar to an at-home pregnancy test. The mask can diagnose COVID at accuracy levels comparable to standard diagnostic tests, according to the researchers from the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and MIT. The sky’s the limit for this technology. It can be customized to detect a wide variety of other viruses, bacteria and toxins. “


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