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COVID Detector in Rzeszów-Jasionka airport, Source: Rzeszów-Jasionka airport

Polish airport to test rapid and non-invasive COVID Detector

Polish airport to test rapid and non-invasive COVID Detector

The innovative device works like a breathalyser and can provide results in under a minute

Last week, Rzeszów-Jasionka airport in Poland announced that it will soon begin to test a new device designed to detect COVID in only a few seconds. This "COVID Detector" was designed by the Polish company ML System S.A. and is currently seen as the pride of Poland.

The innovative device reportedly works like a breathalyser; that is, it is non-invasive and can provide results in under one minute. In a press release, President of the Rzeszów-Jasionka airport Adam Hamryszczak explained that the device will encourage more people to travel as it will undoubtedly alleviate concerns surrounding invasive procedures.

“This is great news for passengers who will be able to quickly and non-invasively undergo a coronavirus test after arriving in Rzeszów. As the first regional port in Poland, we have a chance to provide travellers with this type of innovative service. We want to constantly improve the quality of passenger experience at our airport. I believe that the COVID Detector will help reduce travel-related stress and contribute to an increase in passenger traffic,” Hamryszczak noted.

How does the COVID Detector work?

This innovative device works by examining the exhaled air for the spectrum characteristic of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. As previously stated, the entire test takes under one minute as the device needs only a few seconds to process the result before displaying it on the screen.

After conducting numerous tests, ML System S.A. released information explaining that the device’s ability to accurately identify people who do not have COVID is 97.15%. Moreover, its ability to accurately identify those who have been infected by the virus is 86.86%. It is important to note that Poland’s State Agency for Health Technology has announced that the recommended thresholds for the aforementioned tests are 97% and 90%, respectively.

The creation of this device carries tremendous importance as it can not only help with the easy and rapid detection of COVID but also provide possibilities for the detection of other diseases in the future.

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