'Smell cameras' built to detect explosives could sniff out coronavirus in the ...

'Smell cameras' built by Airbus to detect explosives on planes 'could be adapted to sniff out coronavirus' So-called smell cameras have been designed to spot explosives on planes The technology has now begun adaptation to identify the coronavirus  Similar technology has already been used to detect cancer and influenza  According to the people behind the project, there are already 'encouraging' signs of early progress Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

By Joe Pinkstone For Mailonline and Michael Thomsen For Dailymail.com

Published: 10:47 BST, 8 May 2020 | Updated: 10:48 BST, 8 May 2020

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Aeronautic giant Airbus is working on sensors that could be used to sniff out coronavirus. 

Ultra-sensitive 'smell cameras' have been in development since 2017 and were initially designed to detect explosives. 

The innovative sensors use microprocessors made of biological cells to identify specific chemicals or microbes floating in the air. 

Similar technology has already been used to detect cancer and influenza, and it could soon be used to provide advance warning of areas contaminated with SARS-Cov-2, the virus which causes COVID-19. 

According to the people behind the project, there are already 'encouraging' signs of early progress as the technology is adapted help to fight the pandemic 

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Ultra-sensitive 'smell cameras' (pictured) have been in development since 2017 and were initially designed to detect explosives. They could soon be adapted to provide advance warning of areas contaminated with SARS-Cov-2, the virus which causes COVID-19

Ultra-sensitive 'smell cameras' (pictured) have been in development since 2017 and were initially designed to detect explosives. They could soon be adapted to provide advance warning of areas contaminated with SARS-Cov-2, the virus which causes COVID-19

Aeronautic giant Airbus is working on sensors that could be used to 'smell' coronavirus in the air. California-based Koniku partnered with Airbus on the project as the start-up specialises in neurotechnology

Aeronautic giant Airbus is working on sensors that could be used to 'smell' coronavirus in the air. California-based Koniku partnered with Airbus on the project as the start-up specialises in neurotechnology

California-based Koniku partnered with Airbus on the project as the

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