Published: 2021-01-27 21:49
Last Updated: 2021-03-06 10:05
Wednesday, founding president of Stem Cells of Arabia Dr. Adeeb Al-Zoubi spoke to Roya's Nabd Albalad about a new handheld device called the 'Covid Hunter' which can detect if a person is infected with coronavirus instantaneously.
The device is considered the first of its kind in the world, as it is hands-free and non-invasive. Unlike PCR tests, no laboratory testing is required.
According to Zoubi, a co-creator of the device, the Covid Hunter can detect all strains of the virus, in addition to other viruses like the flu.
"This device works by combining sound wave and light wave technology to discover the virus," Zoubi said.
"The technology is able to determine the biological, physical and chemical characteristics of the virus combined."
The device is awaiting emergency use authorization with the US Food and Drug Administration. Notably, Zoubi said that the device will compliment the use of vaccines, but not replace the need for jabs.