Articles about covid-19

Future Smartphones Could Come With Built-In COVID-19 Detecting Sensors
Technology, especially medical technology, has come a very long way from way back in the day where you would need to visit a hospital or see a specialist for certain things. These days, our smartwatches come with heart rate sensors, blood oxygen sensors, and even ECG monitors, and in the future, our smartphones might also be able to detect COVID-19.

Will.i.am Debuts A Futuristic Face Mask With HEPA Filters
Based on what we know about the coronavirus and the vaccines, there is a good chance that mask wearing could be something we’ll have to practice for the years to come. So much so that we’re starting to see companies come up with more environmentally-friendly solutions compared to the one-time use masks that are commonly used today.

This Robot Uses UV Light To Kill Viruses On Airplanes
The world is still pretty much in lockdown at the moment. While there is still some travel taking place, for the most part it is very restricted and people usually need a good reason to travel to another country. We imagine that eventually the world will return to normal, but if anything, the pandemic has shown us that we need to start taking these types of threats a lot more […]

Razer Plans To Make Its Project Hazel Mask A Reality
Earlier this year during CES 2021, Razer unveiled Project Hazel. For those who missed it, Project Hazel is a smart mask that comes with protective features designed to help keep bad things in the air out of our bodies. It was more of a proof of concept at the time of launch, but Razer really wants to make it a reality.

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Apple Maps Will Now Show COVID-19 Vaccination Locations
The vaccine for the coronavirus has finally started to make its way around the world. If you’re looking to protect yourself from the virus, then it might be a good idea to get yourself vaccinated, but the question is where can you go? If you are an Apple user, then Apple Maps might be able to help with that.

New Prototype COVID-19 Test Can Deliver Results Three Times Faster
Right now, the gold-standard test for COVID-19 is the PCR test. This is usually favored more than the rapid testing kits (RTK) as they have been found to be more accurate. However, the downside to PCR tests is that they usually take a while for results to come back as they have to be sent to a lab for analysis.

The UK Will Soon Begin The World’s First Human COVID-19 Trial
Last year, the COVID-19 pandemic begun. Scientists and researchers around the world were seemingly caught off guard and many scrambled to find the answers to better understand how the virus is passed along to humans, what are the effects, and if there are any long-lasting consequences.

A Smartphone-Enabled COVID-19 Testing Kit Is Currently Awaiting FDA Approval
Right now, if you wanted to test yourself or people around you for COVID-19, you’d need to head over to a clinic or a hospital to get yourself checked out. While there are kits that can be delivered to your home, you will still need to send those kits back to a lab to get them tested and have the results sent to you.

Apple Watch Can Predict COVID-19 A Week Before A Swab Test
While the race is on to try and vaccinate as many people as quickly as possible, being able to detect the coronavirus early and contain it is probably one of the next best things we can do. However, as the virus can take as long as 14 days to incubate, this means that in the meantime, people who are infected and don’t know it might be going around infecting others.

Instagram Scams Have Risen More Than 50% Since The Pandemic
The pandemic has changed the way we live our lives. It has forced many of us to stay at home to work or study, it has changed our shopping habits where we’re starting to turn more towards online shopping for household necessities and food, and it has also seen us spend more time on our phones as we look for new venues of entertainment.

Scientists Want To Use Twitter To Discover The Origins Of COVID-19
At the moment, there is still a lot of debate on where the COVID-19 virus might have originated from. At the start of the pandemic, it was widely-believed that it might have come from a market in Wuhan, China, but later several different theories were floated suggesting that it might have been around much earlier than that, and it might have come from outside of China.

Study Finds COVID-19 Vaccine Could Be More Effective Than We Think
As vaccines for the coronavirus are starting to make their way around the world, there are still many questions that have yet to be answered. For example, does getting vaccinated mean that a person will no longer be capable of being infected, or if they are infected, are still considered to be contagious?

Study Finds Smartwatches Could Be Used To Detect COVID-19
Right now, there are basically two ways of testing someone to see if they might be infected with the coronavirus. The problem with these tests is that it requires you to go to a clinic or hospital and then you’ll have to wait for the results, but what if there was another way of potentially detecting the coronavirus from the comfort of your own home?

Board by Klaxoon: Next-gen Virtual Workspace For Effective Visual Collaboration
 French company Klaxoon, a pioneer of visual collaboration that won four CES Innovation Awards since 2016 (2016, 2017, 2020), is back for the 6th time at the show with Board. Board is an impressive new virtual collaboration application that integrates a user-friendly online visual workspace with built-in video conferencing.Packed with Klaxoon’s award-winning know-how, Board delivers a complete visual workspace in one place: an intuitive user interface that is compatible with […]

xHale Smart and Connected Mask by xRapid
2020 has seen many projects around masks and how they could become more comfortable and adapted to situations outside of the hospital, such as sports and industrial work.

The AirPop Is A Smart Mask That Tells You When To Change The Filter
Most face masks are designed to be disposable, but given the current pandemic, the number of face masks that are being worn and carelessly tossed away has increased by an alarming rate, which is why there is also a rise in face masks that can be reused and come with filters that can be swapped out.

Razer Just Unveiled A Smart Face Mask With Built-In RGBs
Until this pandemic can be fully contained, there is a good chance that we will still need to be wearing masks for the foreseeable future. Even if it’s contained, wearing a mask isn’t a bad idea, especially if you’re sick as it can help prevent you from passing it along onto other people around you.

Yelp Will Now Tell You Which Restaurants Aren’t Following COVID-19 Safety Protocols
Yelp is an extremely powerful platform where restaurants can quickly gain new business or lose business based on the reviews left behind by visitors. Now it seems that the company is expanding on the kind of information that users can provide, such as whether or not a restaurant is adhering to proper COVID-19 safety protocols.

Singapore’s COVID-19 Contact Tracing App Will Be Used To Help Criminal Investigations
Many governments around the world have introduced contact tracing apps to help deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. This is because by being able to identify who has been in contact with who can help curb the spread of the virus. This is important in the fight against the pandemic, but it also raises some privacy concerns.

Is The Rise In Video Conference Calls Fueling The Plastic Surgery Industry?
The coronavirus pandemic has certainly changed the way we lived our lives. Now wearing a mask while we’re outside has become the norm, and the way we learn and work has also changed, where there is an increased focus on working and studying from home, where we rely on video calling platforms like Zoom.