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Virus Detectors (COVID-19 would be the first)

Created over 1 year ago
32 Volunteers

About the Project


Our company, Piera Systems (based in Toronto, Canada), has developed and patented a Particulate Matter (PM) sensor, called the Piera-1. It can accurately detect particles that range in size from 100nm to 10um in diameter. This includes vape and smoke.

The COVID-19 pandemic, by all accounts, looks like it will persist around the globe for quite a long time. One of the most common questions we are asked by potential customers is if our technology can detect COVID-19.

Since the COVID-19 virus particle is about 125nm in size, we have the ability to detect the presence of the particle, however, we cannot identify the virus - today. With additional funding for R&D, we believe we can add the image processing technology component capable of identifying viruses in the 100nm-150nm range, including COVID-19. As a result, the final sensor system can affordably be built into a wide range of products like air purifiers, smoke/vape detectors, and into airplanes, trains, taxis, buses, etc.

The final detector can easily be upgraded to detect the next big virus.

Help Needed

Tasks that need to get done

We need $1.5M in funding.

Project details

Who is already working on this

Team of 10 hardware and firmware engineers have already developed the core technology. This includes the co-founders Aaron Soh (CEO) and Shabeeh Rizvi (COO).

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