Scientists have developed a face mask that can identify covid-19 as well as other viruses in just 10 minutes.
This innovative face mask has been created by Chinese scientists. The mask is capable of measuring trace-level liquid samples of 0.3 microliters and gas samples at very low concentrations of 0.1 femogram per milliliter.
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Scientists say the mask would work best in poorly ventilated spaces such as elevators or closed rooms where the risk of infection is high.
If a new respiratory virus emerges in the future, they can easily update the sensor design to detect new pathogens, he said.