A breathalyzer for disease detection developed at JILA, a lab jointly operated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the University of Colorado Boulder, demonstrated exellent accuracy for COVID-19 infection in its first real-world test. The findings were published April 5 by the Journal of Breath Research.
The device combines the lab's Nobel Prize-winning frequency-comb technology and machine learning.
Photo caption: NIST and JILA fellow Jun Ye (left) and graduate student Qizhong Liang (right) stand over a table-top setup that uses an optical frequency comb to detect disease in breath, including COVID-19. (View this photo in the 2022 FLC Planner.)