Dubai: An artificial intelligence (AI)-powered rapid Covid-19 antigen test system which can deliver real-time coronavirus test results in just five minutes is on display at the ongoing International Defence Exhibition (Idex) in Abu Dhabi.
LooK SPOT Artificial Intelligence Covid-19 antigen rapid test is the world's first AI-powered Covid-19 test system, Khaleej Times reported, a result of the cooperation between two UAE companies and a Canadian firm.
The entire process involves a mobile app, reader device and kit with antigen cassette droppers, buffer tubes and nasal swabs, Pure Health senior account manager Ramzi Hussein said.
"You take the nasal swab, put the sample immediately into the buffer solution, stir it a bit - then use a dropper to transfer a few amounts of the sample to the cassette," he said, adding that only two to three drops are required.
This cassette is then put into the reader, which is connected to the smartphone and it is read through the camera of the smartphone on which the app is stored.
"When the barcode in the cassette gets scanned, you get a unique sample number. There is no chance of human error," Mr Hussein added.