Portable Low-cost Fast Impedance-based Point-of-care Diagnostic Device for COVID-19

COVID-19 has significantly impacted the world. Nucleic acid, CT, and fever tests are standard tests, but they suffer from various limitations. For instance, CT requires large & expensive equipment. The nucleic acid test is not portable and takes at least two days. As sensor technologies get more advanced, a portable, low-cost and fast diagnosis COVID-19 device becomes more desirable. Our proposed impedance-based device takes 2 minutes to check lung infection and takes 20 minutes to obtain antibody results. The benefits to patients are apparent, especially low- and mid-income countries.

Intern: 
Jie Zeng;Xiaoxue Jiang
Faculty Supervisor: 
Jie Chen
Province: 
Alberta
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