Researchers at General Electric are developing sensors that can be integrated into mobile phones and can detect the presence of Covid-19 nanoparticles
In addition to helping to monitor infectious diseases, mobile phones can also prove to be an important help against Covid-19 through sensors that detect new coronavirus particles. After receiving funding from the National Institutes of Health, GE researchers are developing this idea.
The team intends to develop a sensor that can detect nanoparticles equivalent to those found in large equipment in the laboratory. GE Research principal researcher Radislav Potyrailo explained: “We train sensors to detect specific things and can do this without the transfer of other elements.” Engadget.
The financial support now received will allow the team to optimize the small sensor in the next two years and study the best way to integrate it with other devices such as smartphones, smart watches or devices placed on the wall. At present, it is not yet known when (and if it can be) the first devices with these sensors will be introduced to the market.