Face mask rapidly detects virus with biosensors

MIT MasksA face mask that can diagnose if its wearer has Covid-19 within about 90 minutes has been developed in the US. It is embedded with tiny disposable sensors that can be fitted into other face masks and could also be adapted to detect other viruses.

The sensors are based on freeze-dried cellular machinery that researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University have previously developed for use in diagnostics for viruses such as Ebola and Zika.

For the full story, see the August 2021 edition of Smart Textiles & Wearables.