COVID Finder - A better way forward
Farmspace Systems, LLC and its primary partner, League of Your Own, based in Travelers Rest, South Carolina, are pairing state of-the-art sensors and artificial intelligence (AI) to capture a virus signature using a unique, innovative Point-of-Passage Portal designed to (1) capture an image of viral-laden aerosolized droplets in exhaled breath; (2) use AI-enabled software to identify viruses, based on a library of virus images that can be expanded as new threats emerge; and (3) employ ultraviolet light to disinfect the portal between occupants.
All three tasks are projected to take 10 seconds per person, per screening portal, providing fast, accurate, non-invasive, entry/no entry decisions rapidly enough to meet mass screening requirements at airports, ports of entry, military installations, governmental buildings, and other public, transportation, entertainment, and commercial venues.
COVID Finder Portals look similar to walk-through airport scanners and can be installed in high-traffic areas including schools, businesses, entertainment, and sports venues, government installations, airports, ships, and other similar locations to identify individuals exhaling contagious pathogens, provide an appropriate medical protocol to such carriers, and collect anonymized data to identify hotspots where cases abound. No personal data is collected. No biowaste is produced.
COVID Finder is cutting-edge technology that has the potential to revolutionize how infectious diseases are identified, managed, and mitigated! There Is no need for social distancing or masks once an individual is cleared through the portal, providing secure work, entertainment, and commercial venues that permit our nation and economy to return to pre-pandemic operations with confidence and trust.
During the DHS Silicon Valley Innovation Program Virtual Demo Week, our CEO John Castellaw and CTO Al League answered questions about Farmspace System's COVID Finder project. Watch it here!
Meet The Team
In May of 2020, the COVID Finder Team, a public-private partnership comprised of two small companies and a university research center, was created. The goal of the team is to create a non-invasive, accurate mass screening system that can determine in 10 seconds whether an individual is contagious for the SARS-CoV-2 virus or other known or unknown respiratory illness.