Doctor Invents a Breathalyzer Everyone Will Want to Use!
Usually when you hear the worth breathalyzer, you're thinking somebody was driving drunk. But not in this case.
According to CBS Local TV in Dallas-Forth Worth, a Texas college professor has invented a breathalyzer that will tell you if you have the flu!
Dr. Perena Gouma of the University of Texas-Arlington has created the device, which uses tiny monitors and filters to capture your breath, and analyze it in less than a few seconds. It operates on the similar breathalyzer technology but has specific changes to detect the flu virus.
Most flu tests involve a painful (especially for children) nasal swab that can take a lot longer. Gouma's invention will save a lot of time and money, because it will allow doctors to begin treatment a lot faster. Early detection means less money, better treatment.
The device has to undergo clinical trials, but it's hope the device will be made commercially available.