CT Researchers Create Clip That Detects COVID-19 Exposure
As the pandemic rages on, researches at Yale University in New Haven have come up with another weapon to battle the COVID-19 virus.
We have masks, we have PPE, we have vaccines, we have home and rapid tests, now you can add another item to the arsenal in the battle against COVID-19.
Researchers at Yale University have come up with a clip on device that can actually detect if you have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus. According to wtnh.com, the clip, which they are calling the "Fresh Air Clip", measure the COVID particles that are in the air, thus letting the wearer know if he or she has been exposed to the virus.
Researchers at Yale University's School of Public Health had developed the clip a few years ago to be used to measure air pollution, but since the pandemic started, they have been working on modifying it to be able to detect COVID-19 particles in the air.
It's being billed as small and lightweight, and has already been through the testing process. A study was conducted by having people wear the clip in restaurants, healthcare facilities and nursing homes.
The clip works similar to a PCR test, and detects droplet levels of the virus in the area around the person who's wearing it. Results are made available in just one day.
Right now, Yale researchers are still finishing up studies with the clip, so you can't get one yet, but they are hoping to make the "Fresh Air Clip" available to the public very soon.
Here's a report on the new device from WTNH: