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Coronavirus breathalyzer test is a ‘game changer’ for economy

Topic: Coronavirus breathalyzer test is a ‘game changer’ for economy

The newest COVID-19 test coming to market will only require a simple blow.

A coronavirus breathalyzer test, a noninvasive device that can instantly diagnose coronavirus, could make uncomfortable swab tests and long lines a thing of the past.

Several companies have been working on these testing prototypes that could expedite returning to a new normal.

One version of the tests includes a wearable armband device with embedded sensors that can detect abnormalities in a person’s biometrics and other COVID-19 complications, in a process similar to facial pattern recognition that is used to unlock phones.

The technology, created by software and tech service company Tiger Tech, can also be used for monitoring people outside of the hospital and will soon be found in schools, airports, cruise lines, and corporate offices around the globe.

“We see this as a possible game changer for the economy,” Tiger Tech’s CEO Harrison Wittels told FOX Business. “Right now, the goal is to get everyone back to their daily routines. This means people back at work, students back in schools, and travelers back on planes. We believe our device can play a major role in allowing this transition to happen quicker and, most importantly, safer.”

Tiger Tech’s COVID Plus Prescreening Monitor is anticipating a speedy approval from the FDA after applying for emergency use and working with the Army Research Office to secure the initial defense-funded technology. It is already being used at Mt. Sinai in Miami, in addition to a homeless shelter in Miami and a school in Las Vegas.

“The COVID Plus device has been an invaluable piece of our overall risk mitigation and testing procedures, allowing us to provide our students with a positive school experience,” Las Vegas’ The Meadows School Head Jeremy Gregersen told FOX Business. “It is our hope that our participation can help provide other schools and children worldwide the chance to get back to school safely.”

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