The Brown Daily Herald: Now You See Me, Now You Don’t: Using Artificial Intelligence To Identify COVID-19, Developing A PPE Coating To Stop It In Its Tracks

Instead of relying on only a physical barrier, what if scientists were to develop a substance capable of killing COVID-19’s viral particles when they come in contact with personal protective equipment? And in cases where the virus evades these protections, what if programming software could give radiologists an extra set of eyes when diagnosing the disease? 

Among the engineering-based, University-researcher-led projects set into motion by the COVID-19 pandemic, two have sought to answer these questions in recent months. These projects, which received a kick-start from the University’s COVID-19 Research Seed Fund, arose from collaborations between University researchers, a transnational company and state hospitals. 

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