by Jesse Smith | Truth Unmuted
COVID-19 has ushered in the biometric age. It has served to normalize testing and tracking using invasive and non-invasive technology. From nasal swabs, contact tracing apps, to thermal imaging, the public has been bombarded with demands to utilize and submit to the dictates of newly introduced technology.
Another entry in this long line of biometric tech is the world’s first non-invasive, artificial intelligence based COVID-19 test that works by taking an image of the left or right eye via smartphone.
Launched by German company Semic RF, the SEMIC EyeScan® can be completed in 3-5 minutes using patented Artificial Intelligence called SEMIC EMILI®. The test can be completed by anyone from ages 3 and up and the company claims it can detect any known SARS-CoV-2 variant. Individuals can use it to self test from the comfort of home.
SEMIC EyeScan®was developed in March 2020 and has been used to analyze over 70,000 patient data. In addition to the eye scan, the test also records blood pressure, pulse, and body temperature. Test results can be stored on the users device and can also be sent to health authorities such as the CDC. The AI technology includes geofencing and geo tracing to allow further support in tracking down chains of infection.
The company claims the test is 97% accurate and can perform up to one million simultaneous recordings. Its QR code system can function as a digital “passport” usable for public transportation, sporting events, etc.
Semic RF is planning to use the the technology to develop additional diagnostic support for various clinical pictures (e.g. diabetes, influenza and more). SEMIC EyeScan® can also detect the presence of alcohol, drugs, and nicotine.
According to Reuters, “the app is initially being targeted at companies and commercial users, at a cost of 480 euros ($570) per month, with a later rollout to private individuals planned.”