'Smell cameras' built by Airbus to detect explosives on planes 'could be adapted to sniff out coronavirus'



So-called smell cameras have been designed to spot explosives on planes

The technology has now begun adaptation to identify the coronavirus 

Similar technology has already been used to detect cancer and influenza 

According to the people behind the project, there are already 'encouraging' signs of early progress

Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19


By JOE PINKSTONE FOR MAILONLINE 

PUBLISHED: 10:47 BST, 8 May 2020 | UPDATED: 15:30 BST, 8 May 2020


 

코로나바이러스 탐지 카메라 장착한 에어버스사


  거대 항공사인 에어버스는 코로나바이러스를 탐지하는 데 사용될 수 있는 센서를 연구하고 있다.

초감각 '냄새 카메라'를 2017년부터 개발 중이며 이는 당초 폭발물 탐지용으로 설계됐다.




이 혁신적인 센서는 생물학적 세포로 만들어진 마이크로프로세서를 사용하여 공중에 떠 있는 특정 화학물질이나 미생물을 식별한다.


이미 암과 인플루엔자 검출에도 유사한 기술이 사용됐고, 곧 COVID-19를 일으키는 바이러스인 사스-코브-2에 오염된 지역을 사전 경고하는 데 사용될 수 있다.


이 프로젝트에 참여한 사람들에 따르면, 이 기술이 유행병을 퇴치하는 데 일조를 하면서, 이미 초기 효과의 '강력한 징후'가 나타나고 있다고 한다.


캘리포니아에 본사를 둔 코니쿠는 이 프로젝트에 대해 에어버스와 협력하여 신경기술 분야의 스타트업 전문기업으로 참여하였다.


오쉬 아가비 창업자 겸 CEO 코니쿠는 블로그에 올린 글에서 '코니쿠 앤 에어버스는 2017년부터 항공기나 공항에서 화학 물질이나 폭발물을 탐지, 추적, 찾아낼 수 있는 비접촉식 자동 생명공학 솔루션을 개발하기 위해 노력하고 있다.




황기철 콘페이퍼 에디터 큐레이터

Ki Chul Hwang, conpaper editor, curator


edited by kcontents


Aeronautic giant Airbus is working on sensors that could be used to sniff out coronavirus. 

Ultra-sensitive 'smell cameras' have been in development since 2017 and were initially designed to detect explosives. 


 

Ultra-sensitive 'smell cameras' (pictured) have been in development since 2017 and were initially designed to detect explosives. They could soon be adapted to provide advance warning of areas contaminated with SARS-Cov-2, the virus which causes COVID-19


Aeronautic giant Airbus is working on sensors that could be used to 'smell' coronavirus in the air. California-based Koniku partnered with Airbus on the project as the start-up specialises in neurotechnology




The innovative sensors use microprocessors made of biological cells to identify specific chemicals or microbes floating in the air. 


Similar technology has already been used to detect cancer and influenza, and it could soon be used to provide advance warning of areas contaminated with SARS-Cov-2, the virus which causes COVID-19. 


According to the people behind the project, there are already 'encouraging' signs of early progress as the technology is adapted help to fight the pandemic 


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California-based Koniku partnered with Airbus on the project as the start-up specialises in neurotechnology. 


Adapting the existing technology in the help against the coronavirus pandemic is possible because the virus makes slight tweaks to particles produced by humans.




These alterations act as markers which can trigger the so-called smell cameras. 


Osh Agabi, Founder & CEO Koniku, wrote in a blog post: 'Koniku & Airbus have been working since 2017 to develop a contactless and automated biotechnology solution to detect, track, and locate chemicals or explosives on board aircraft or in airports. 


'We are now adapting our development activities to include the detection and identification of biological hazards including pathogens such as the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 with encouraging signals as of today.


'COVID 19 is a warning shot and it cannot be business as usual.' 


 





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