Scientists working on mask which lights up when wearer is infected with coronavirus
A team of scientists from MIT and Harvard is working on a new mask which will light up when a person is infected with the coronavirus.
The mask is intended to light up once the infected person breathes, coughs and/or sneezes, and scientists believe this technology can address the testing problem, which is not always resulting effective.
These masks work through a system of sensors which will be activated by water particles in one’s breath, cough or sneeze, as well as through the genetic sequence of the virus if this is present. Through these sensors, the mask will then light up and give a clear indication to experts as to whether the wearer is infected with the virus.
According to reports in the international media, the mask will only light up when experts use UV-linked equipment.
Meanwhile, the scientists are working flat out to finalise this invention by the summer.