Performed by: Harvard University + MIT
Country: United States
Researchers at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are developing a protective mask that will be able to detect whether a person is infected with the new Coronavirus. Whenever the individual coughs, sneezes or breathes, a fluorescent light will come on. For scientists, this could help to solve the problem of lack of tests, which is recurrent in many countries, since doctors can put the mask on patients and find out quickly, without having to take the tests to a laboratory, whether someone has it or not Covid-19.