Texas A&M group creates breathalyzer COVID-19 test, says results in less than 1 minute


An engineering group from Texas A&M says they have developed a new breathalyzer COVID-19 test, one that will give results in less than a minute.

It's a kiosk. You use a disposable straw to blow into a copper inlet, and test results can be sent to your smartphone in less than a minute. Developers say It uses artificial intelligence to provide nearly instant results.

"The more data we can continue to collect the smarter our machine is going to get" says Rob Gorham with the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station.

Gorham says they are partnering with Dallas-based, World's Inc., and the Air Force's Disruptive Technology Team in the Pentagon. He says prototypes will arrive soon at Lackland Air Force base in San Antonio to be tried out on people reporting for basic training.

Gorham says he hopes these devices will one day be outside the entrances of Air Force bases all over the United States , as well as sports venues, office buildings, churches and other buildings around the world.