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Purple jellyfish-shaped devices may appear on aircraft to detect passengers with Covid-19.

State-of-the-art “sniffer” technology is being tested to see if it can smell Covid-19 in planes and then alert airlines.

Technology detecting Covid-19

Airbus, which has a large base in Toulouse, is developing a device using genetically engineered stem cells, originally intended to detect bombs, which set off alarms when they “sniff” Covid-19. It is working with American tech firm Koniku for the technology.

The firm has received approval from US authorities to carry out tests to see how the devices react to changes in the smell of people’s breath or sweat …

Source: Bomb technology on trial to sniff out Covid-19 on planes

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