University of Dayton Research Institute scientist develops new technology to detect virus within seconds


A scientist at the University of Dayton Research Institute, Barath Narayanan, has developed a software that allows the coronavirus to be detected within seconds by doing a chest X-ray.

The software uses an algorithm that searches for markings on X-rays indicating whether or not there is a presence of the coronavirus with 98 percent accuracy, according to a release sent by a software development company Blue Eye Soft.

The new technology was adapted from existing medical diagnostic software in a matter of hours, then licensed in less than three days, the release said.

The company is planning to make a full proposal to the FDA within days.