loader image
Trending News
HomeTechBritish-made ‘Covid alarm’ can detect disease in crowded room within 15 minutes

British-made ‘Covid alarm’ can detect disease in crowded room within 15 minutes

British-made ‘Covid alarm’ can detect disease in crowded room within 15 minutes

A BRITISH-made “Covid alarm” can detect the disease in a crowded room within 15 minutes.

The smoke alarm-sized ceiling gadget could go in classrooms, workplaces and care homes after it was shown to have a 98 to 100 per cent accuracy.

🔵 Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest updates

This gadget can detect Covid in a crowded room within 15 minutes

That makes it as reliable as PCR lab tests and much more so than rapid home tests.

It was developed by Cambridge firm Roboscientific and tracks molecules released by people with Covid, taking 15 minutes to send results to a smartphone.

The gadget, undergoing trials at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, is expected to cost £5,000.

A handheld version to screen people in two mi­n­utes is in development.

Most read in Science

LOOK TO THE SKY


Solar eclipse visible to millions around the world TODAY – live updates

OUTTA THIS WORLD


Mission to VENUS to scan whether Earth’s ‘evil twin’ had life is revealed

PHONE HOME?


Google Earth user discovers giant 60ft ‘metallic UFO’ submerged in Antarctica

THE EYES HAVE IT


How to watch the solar eclipse in the UK and US

SPACE RACE


Richard Branson ‘plots trip to space next month’ – weeks BEFORE rival Jeff Bezos

OUT OF THIS WORLD


‘There could be 20 BILLION alien planets in universe’, claims Brian Cox


,

Share: