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Texas A&M develops COVID-19 breathalyzer prototype

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas- The Texas A&M University System is partnering with a Dallas-based company to develop COVID-19 breathalyzers. 

A person uses a disposable straw at a kiosk to blow into a copper inlet. Using artificial intelligence, the device will analyze the sample and send results to the person's smartphone in less than a minute.

The copper inlet then heats up between each user to clean and sanitize the device to avoid tainted test results.

Prototypes are expected to be installed for demonstration and trials at Lackland Air Force Base where the devices could help screen up to 900 airmen weekly who arrive for basic training.

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