The device would be inserted under the skin in order to monitor your health – in turn detecting viruses and infections and stopping Covid in its tracks.
A team tasked with “making pandemics a thing of the past” created the device which can detect symptoms before you even feel them coming on. The NHS states that the three most common coronavirus symptoms are a new persistent cough, a high temperature and a loss of taste and smell.
If you have any of these symptoms then you should get tested and isolate.
But data has also found that people can also suffer with symptoms such as headache and fatigue – with around a third of the population not displaying any symptoms.
Army infectious disease physician Matt Hepburn said the device is a tissue-like gel which once inserted, would continuously test your blood.
He said: “You put it underneath your skin and what that tells you is that there are chemical reactions going on inside the body, and that signal means you are going to have symptoms tomorrow.”
The device is thought to be the first of its kind and at present governments across the world are currently using vaccinations, lockdown restrictions and increased testing in order to get societies back up and running.
Mr Hepburn also highlighted another device that is able to remove the virus from the blood once it is placed on a dialysis machine.
The treatment has so far been used on “patient 16”, a military spouse who had been taken into intensive care with septic shock and organ failure.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the US has authorised the filter for emergency use and so far it has been used to treat 300 patients.
While this device has been authorised for emergency use, the chip is thought to be in late stages of production and the FDA has not yet released any guidance on the chip.