Almost a year after the start of the pandemic, virus detection methods, many times asymptomatic, have become more effective, but not sufficient. Still in various parts of the world, the tests are not available to everyone. Thus, one of the most recent solutions consists of perform the COVID-19 test with an iPhone app.
The advance developed by Kroger Health seeks to obtain approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the first smartphone-enabled rapid COVID-19 antigen test.
A test detects COVID-19 with the help of the iPhone
According to a press release shared by the Kroger Health team, lPatients will self-administer a nasal swab and complete a rapid antigen test. Then, patients will scan the rapid test using the app on their iPhone, and using AI technology, the application will provide its results “in seconds”.
The technology behind this test uses Artificial Intelligence to correctly determine the location of the result line. She is serious the main difference from rapid COVID-19 antigen tests.
In these, the presence and location of a line in different areas determines whether the patient tests positive or negative for COVID-19, and some patients may misinterpret the lines, leading to a false understanding of what your result really is.
Currently, the test is awaiting FDA approval, and clinical trial results submitted to the agency show that the test has a ‘93% positive agreement and 99% negative agreement compared to highly sensitive PCR tests licensed for emergency use, ”according to Kroger.
Due to the chemical reagents involved and the specialized personnel, tests performed at medical centers are rightly the most reliable. However, in a few years, many technological developments, such as mobile device health apps have proven to be sufficiently successful in measuring health variables, for which reason the materialization of this new test seems quite possible.
Source: iPadizate by www.ipadizate.es.
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