Mixed reality specialist develops Covid-19 detection software

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Luminous Group has extended its environmental monitoring software, traXR to detect Covid-19.

The technology was initially launched last year for food producers, to test and track for pathogens such as salmonella and listeria on surfaces.

“Following the COVID-19 outbreak, it became vital for us to update the traXR software for tracking the virus on surfaces with the same accuracy and efficiency we’ve already demonstrated for other pathogens,” explained Ben Bennett, Managing Director at Newcastle-based Luminous Group.

“We’ve expanded the technology so that the swabbing procedure can be applied to a range of workplace environments and public spaces, including potential pathogen hotspots such as public transport. TraXR provides both a trusted digital audit trail as well as immediate alerts and corrective actions. By digitally documenting the swabbing procedure through the traXR app, customers, staff, and the general public can be assured of a rigorous, auditable hygiene procedure.”

As a result of the update, it is now targeting other sectors with the cloud-based monitoring tech.

The handsfree system uses Microsoft HoloLens 2 headsets or an app to record who, when and exactly where the sample was taken. Users can  include photos and audio notes as they track swab locations with the immersive technology.