Harvard and MIT jointly developed a mask that will shine when encountering new coronavirus

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 Harvard and MIT jointly developed a mask that will shine when encountering new coronavirus


In an interview, MIT researcher Jim Collins proposed the design concept of this mask: when we fully open the transportation system, we can use this mask when passing the security check and waiting for the boarding; or you and I can wear it on the way to work. And hospitals can use it when patients are waiting for treatment as a pre screening for new coronavirus infections.

Since 2014, Collins and his bioengineering colleagues have reportedly been adjusting their virus detection sensors to cope with the Ebola virus and to target the Zika virus pathogen. In 2018, Collinss laboratory sensors will be able to detect diseases including SARS, measles, influenza, hepatitis C or West Nile virus.

(function() {(window. Slotbydup = window. Slotbydup| []). Push ({ID: u5811557, container: ssp_, async: true});}) ()); Collins said that their project is at a very early stage, but the research results are worth looking forward to. At present, the research team is discussing whether to embed the sensor in the mask or to develop a modular device that can be connected to any mask: our initial experiment was done on paper, and now we have proved that it is equally effective on plastic, quartz or cloth. According to the researchers, the sensor is made up of genetic material, which will emit fluorescent signals within 1 to 3 hours after combining with the pathogen and identifying the virus. But this kind of signal is invisible to the naked eye. It needs to be measured with a special device, which can be held by government personnel to scan peoples masks. Collins said: now time and manpower are very tight, but we hope to start production of this mask at the end of this summer for everyone to use. Relevant recommendations: CDC: the new crown death cases in the United States will be more than 100000 American Airlines before June 1. Trumps visit to the medical distribution agencies has become the focus of the scene: no masks. Source: responsible editor of overseas website: Shi Jianlei ufe63 nbj11331

Collins said that their project is at a very early stage, but the research results are worth looking forward to. At present, the research team is discussing whether to embed the sensor in the mask or to develop a modular device that can be connected to any mask: our initial experiment was done on paper, and now we have proved that it is equally effective on plastic, quartz or cloth.

According to the researchers, the sensor is made up of genetic material, which will emit fluorescent signals within 1 to 3 hours after combining with the pathogen and identifying the virus. But this kind of signal is invisible to the naked eye. It needs to be measured with a special device, which can be held by government personnel to scan peoples masks. Collins said: now time and manpower are very tight, but we hope to start production of this mask at the end of this summer for everyone to use.