This opinion was put forward by Russian developers.
The robot mug will help determine whether a person is sick with Coronavirus (covid-19) or not. The result will appear in 10-15 minutes, and the accuracy of such a test will not be inferior to the diagnostics performed by the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method. The head of the Center for Post-Genomic Technologies at the Federal Medical and Biological Agency Herman Shipulin told about this.
According to him, it is possible to carry out diagnostics by PCR only in laboratory conditions and this will take one and a half to two hours. Only in this case the result will be the most accurate. This is why PCR tests are not sold in pharmacies. “Yes, some pharmacies write on the shop window that they sell PCR tests, but this is due to the illiteracy of pharmacy workers. What they sell has nothing to do with PCR,” he said.
Today, express testing is available to the mass consumer, it is carried out faster, he also needs a nasal swab, but such a diagnosis will confirm the presence or absence of the disease with an accuracy of no more than 70%.
Shipulin explained that, unlike express testing, a robot mug detects Coronavirus (covid-19) using lamp technology, which, like PCR, refers to molecular diagnostics. In the same way, a virus is detected in the biomaterial and its RNA is secreted. But you do not need to send the analysis to the laboratory and wait for the result for a long time, any doctor can perform this test on his own in the presence of the patient. The product – robot mug is still being tested.