Pentagon team develops chip to detect Covid-19 that can be implanted in the body.
U.S. Military Research Lab
DARPA, a U.S. military research laboratory, is developing a chip that can continuously test people’s blood for the new coronavirus. The invention is in late-stage testing and could be administered to sailors, according to researchers.
A team of U.S. scientists working for the U.S. Department of Defense has unveiled a chip that they say can detect signs of the new coronavirus in the human body within minutes when implanted under the skin.
Retired Colonel Matt Hepburn said the implant, invented by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), a Pentagon unit that develops new technologies for military use, can continuously screen blood.