China develops labor-saving machine for throat swab sampling

Shenzhen, Nov. 16 (Xinhua) - Chinese researchers have developed a machine saving work that allows users to sample throat swab tests for COVID-19 itself themselves, without the help of any medical personnel

. "the machine is suitable, which allows users to sample self-service fast for diagnosing COVID-19, reducing cross-infection risk for medical workers, "said lead researcher Xiao Liehui with Shenzhen hospital of the medical University of the South .

developed jointly by the hospital Xiao and technology company based in Shenzhen, the machine made its debut at the 22nd China Hi-Tech Fair, which ended on Sunday in Shenzhen < / p>

. After the user performs identity verification through an identification card and face recognition, machine tools provide sampling. Under the guidance video, the user is wearing gloves, scans codes, collect throat swabs and samples sent back to the machine. The whole process will take about five minutes

. "Compared to the time of manual sampling averaging three minutes, the machine speed is slower, but it can operate 24 hours a day, which will save a lot of manpower and improve sampling efficiency, "said Liu Yajie, vice president of the hospital

The machine has patented Sustained clinical trials and are likely to move to mass production in 2021, according to a statement from the hospital. End


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