Biosensor Devices Reduce COVID-19 Detection Times

Newly developed biosensor devices linked to smartphones could significantly reduce real-time detection rates in the fight against COVID-19 and other future viral outbreaks.

Scientists have developed a novel Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) platform to help biosensor devices detect biological species and control virus outbreaks. Biosensors are instruments that detect the presence of biological agents such as viruses. While a vaccine breakthrough may be many months away, this approach could help track and trace people infected.

Various global strategies are in place worldwide to help stop the spread of COVID-19, including a coordinated effort involving population modeling, face mask use, and ventilator capacity development. Experts in modeling and simulation have now created a new tool that can be used to create a new design for biosensor devices. This new system simulates the performance of electronic devices under various designs and operating conditions to improve population contact tracing.

This breakthrough would enable the integration of biosensors into existing smartphones, potentially improving the speed and reliability of the current contact tracing system. It would also help to contain any future virus-related disasters and pandemics using the same method. Biosensors are one of the most effective means of detecting and controlling the spread of biological species.

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