Will bomb sniffing dogs find themselves out of work? Technology originally being developed to identify chemicals or explosives in airports and planes is now being repurposed to seek and find people carrying coronavirus.
Airbus and California tech start-up, Koniku, are developing a contactless screening sensor that can detect the presence of COVID-19 in people’s breath or sweat, even if they are unaware that they are infected. Sensors can be mounted on airport or airplane walls. An alarm would sound if an infected person walks by.
Testing in airports could begin as early as the end of the year.
- Tech Tuesday: New MacBook Pro, space tourism and ‘smell sensors’ for planes (May 5, 2020, KOIN 6)
- A biomimetic smell sensor | Johannes Bintinger | TEDxKlagenfurt, (Aug 16, 2018, TEDx Talks)
This post is based on the Fox News article, Airbus eyeing “smell sensors” capable of detecting coronavirus on planes, by Brooke Crothers, May 7, 2020, and the YouTube videos in the Spotlight. Image source: Westend61/Getty Images
1. Where in the product life cycle is the idea of using smell sensors to detect disease?
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