Self-powered nasal wearable sensor for diagnosis of Coronavirus 2019

Corona Virus 19 creates adverse effects on the global health system leading to economic crisis. Although trials to develop vaccines are underway, it would take a while for the general public. Wearable sensors have been receiving increased attention toward monitoring the wearer’s well-being and playing a significant role in the healthcare industry. The upper respiratory tract is the first site for hosting and transmission of COVID infection. Therefore, developing a wearable nasal sensor will achieve in-home continuous monitoring of virus in the nasal cavity. The recognition site on the sensor will be a specific aptamer. Self-powering wearable sensors can be achieved through using glucose in a nasal cavity for harvesting energy required for powering the wearable sensor for detecting the COVID-19. The produced signal will send a wireless signal through Bluetooth board to the smartphone, which indicates the infection.

Faculty Supervisor:

Jie Chen


Ahmed Khorshed


Hidaca Inc.


Engineering - computer / electrical



University of Alberta


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