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Nose-swabbing COVID-19 robot offers terrifying vision of the future

Nose-swabbing COVID-19 robot offers terrifying vision of the future

A Taiwanese medtech startup has unveiled a robot that can perform nasal-swab coronavirus tests autonomously. Brain Navi says its Nasal Swab Robot could help prevent cross-infections and free up healthcare staff to tackle more pressing work, according to tech website The Verge. This is how it works: A patient puts on a nasal clip that the machine uses to orientate itself, and then places their head in a metal bracket like those used for eye exams.

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