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NTU OPTICAL BIO-IMAGING CENTRE (NOBIC)

Imaging Devices for Healthcare Applications

COVID-19 Detector

Large-scale testing is one of the top strategies to prevent the spread of COVID-19; however, its application is limited by the cost and processing time of the standard Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests. New rapid saliva-based tests promise to overcome those limitations. We collaborated with the group of Prof. Peter Preiser (SBS, NTU), who work on such a rapid test, which can give results on-site in 5 minutes or less. Our contribution lay in the development of an easy-to-use reader to evluate changes in colour of the test strips and, by using artificial intelligence, to provide the answers whether the tested subject was COVID-19 positive or not.

Team: Peter TÖRÖK, Josep RELAT GOBERNA, Sean KRUPP
Collaborators: Peter PREISER (NTU), Chen Change LOY (NTU)




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