Five years ago, Bill Gates warned us about humanity’s unpreparedness for a pandemic. Now, the danger involving a pandemic is real and visible than ever before with two viruses in play. These two viruses are quite different and yet show similar symptoms. When feeling sick our biggest fear is to test positive for the SARS-CoV-2, so we go to a health facility just to find out we have the flu, wasting resources and walking into a dangerous zone.
For that, we put together a multidisciplinary team of students from Biomedical Engineering, Physics Engineering, Biochemistry and Marketing ready to develop a device that enables the detection of the flu. Our aim is to not only develop scientific skills but also entrepreneurial skills that for most of us are out of our comfort zone.
Furthermore, we want to place our medical device at the intersection of advanced technology and user-centered design, by making it intuitive and practical to everyone.