The European CE-IVD approved device is claimed to generate real-time test results in 5-8 minutes
Laipac Technology has joined forces with UAE firms YAS Pharmaceuticals and Pure Health to launch LooK SPOT, a rapid Covid-19 antigen test system powered by artificial intelligence (AI).
According to the Canadian firm, LooK SPOT is a smartphone-based diagnostic device with lateral flow immunoassay. The device can qualitatively detect the nucleocapsid protein from SARS-CoV-2 in nasal swabs.
Laipac Technology claimed that the LooK SPOT AI ecosystem can revolutionise medical diagnostics by facilitating early disease detection with results that are both consistent and accurate.
The AI-powered rapid Covid-19 antigen test system uses the nasal sample taken from 1inch in the nostril. With the AI technology, the European CE-IVD approved device is said to generate real-time test results in 5-8 minutes.
The LooK SPOT system is claimed to have 97.4% sensitivity and a specificity of 98.3% in detecting the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes Covid-19.
Furthermore, the AI-powered antigen rapid test can detect the new SARS-CoV-2 variant, which was first identified across the UK and South Africa.
Laipac Technology co-founder and CEO Diego Lai said: “LooK SPOT’s AI Algorithm has high accuracy and can identify the colour signal on tests in low positive cases when human eyes cannot, therefore eliminating the human error and manual process done with other Antigen tests available in the market.
“LooK SPOT reduces healthcare responders’ cognitive load by providing accurate test results in an easy-to-read format. LooK SPOT has been designed with a tactical edge to fight COVID-19.”
Available on Apple and Google stores, the LooK PASS App has to be downloaded to scan the LooK COVID-19 antigen cassette prior to the test. Test results are received on smartphones within 5-8 minutes.
Laipac Technology said that in case of a negative test result, a QR code is generated on the app. This QR code can be used as a pass for entering a facility, gatherings, events, or used for transport facilities.
The company further stated that through Pure Health, the device can offer a complete API integration with various IT applications and travel applications for real time reporting.