Inventors continue to pivot and direct their ideas and energy to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
Low-cost, rapid detection of the virus is still an important need. But in the absence of a vaccine, inventors are also looking for different ways to efficiently sanitize surfaces and kill the virus before it can enter the human body.
Masks are now being designed that don’t just act as a shield, but actively kill the novel coronavirus, and robots are being programmed to disinfect surfaces in a fraction of the time it takes people to.
And while we continue to maintain social distancing, virtual reality and telemedicine are evolving to enable even more health services to be delivered remotely.
Check out a round-up of some groundbreaking new inventions in the era of COVID-19 on Invention Notebook, and be sure to give the article a clap.