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KRONOS ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES INTRODUCES NEWEST PERSONAL WEARABLE BIO-AEROSOL REAL-TIME SENSOR TO PROTECT PUBLIC DURING PANDEMIC
12:32 pm ET January 13, 2021 (Globe Newswire) Print
KRONOS ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES, INC., (OTC MARKETS: KNOS) ("KNOS" or the "Company"
, a revenue-generating, product development and production company that has significantly changed the way air is moved, filtered and sterilized announced today the availability of the first of its kind personal smart sensor, optimized for detection of micro bio-aerosols and air quality. Bio-aerosols are airborne particles that are living (bacteria, viruses, and fungi) that may originate from living organisms. The health effects of bio-aerosols, including infectious diseases, acute toxic effects, allergies, and cancer coupled with the threat of bioterrorism and SARS and the recent COVID-19 pandemic, have led to increased awareness on the importance of bio-aerosols.
This revolutionary product was developed and is manufactured by Israeli hi-tech startup, Canario LTD and is exclusively marketed in North America by Kronos Advanced Technologies Inc.
The CANARIO(TM) sensor is a wearable, portable device that continuously monitors the air users' quality in real-time utilizing an advanced laser sensor with sophisticated embedded artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to perform automatic machine learning and self-calibration. This unique technology allows the CANARIO(TM) to detect a single particle measurement of atmospheric bacteria, molds, pollen, and other micro bio-aerosols as small as 0.3 micrometers (which is an equivalent size of about two Covid virus particles).
The compact, patent-pending CANARIO (TM) can be securely attached to the user's bag or belt or uniform and can be taken anywhere and constantly monitors dangerous micro bio-aerosol contamination in the surrounding air within about 10 feet. The Sensor connects via Bluetooth to the user-friendly CANARIO app to provide users with quality of air, bio-aerosol contamination alerts, as well as tracking user's social distancing. In addition to monitoring the air quality, the CANARIO(TM) also includes a micro UV sensor for monitoring dangerous Ultraviolet radiation indoors and outdoors.
The app constantly records and accumulates the data providing users with Air Quality alerts around the user. Suppose the air quality and amount of potentially dangerous and infectious bio-aerosol gets above a certain recommended safe threshold, the device will vibrate while the user immediately receives an alert into the user's smartphone.
The CANARIO(TM) is designed to be used by individual users as well as in corporate or office environments allowing management to monitor social distancing at work. Built-in range sensor brings precision to social-distance monitoring and contact tracing. Safeguarding social distancing is one missing link for employees in the COVID-19 age. CANARIO(TM) range sensors can measure the distance between workers with very high accuracy and alert those within minimum recommended distance limits.
As the world suffers the impact of COVID-19, USA businesses and governments also are seeking ways to safely reopen state and local economies to try to minimize the financial impact of the virus. Many people are returning to their work. However, with ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks and the threat of a next wave still feared, CDC recommends continuing to maintain social distancing and contact tracing as an essential part of the corporate plans for the safe reopening of businesses and other facilities.
In many workplaces where employees need to be mobile to conduct their activities, maintaining a safe social distance and monitoring amounts of potentially infectious micro bio-aerosol becomes an issue because the proximity between workers is constantly, dynamically changing. CANARIO(TM) personal sensors worn individually by all the workers will track and log data regarding which individuals have come in contact with each other. This data is extremely useful when a workplace outbreak occurs to inform people that they have been in close proximity to a person who has subsequently been diagnosed positive for COVID-19 or other infectious diseases. The Sensor's backend platform will be capturing and sharing data about the employees being monitored without infringing with their privacy.
To minimize the risk of COVID-19 and the workplace disruptions caused by workplace outbreaks, employers may be advised to enforce workplace social distancing and introduce device based contact tracing. The small size and low power consumption of CANARIO(TM) sensors and its integrated app will make it possible for employers to provide a technologically advanced solution that combines proximity monitoring with data logging, network interfacing, contact tracing, and dashboard analysis, becoming necessary for safer workplace interactions.
Recently published data from Acumen Research and Consulting indicated that the global biochemical sensor market is expected to reach a market value of around $67 billion by 2026 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 15% in terms of revenue during the period 2019 - 2026.