Instant COVID-19 Diagnostic Devices on the Go to Improve Transportation Safety

Public health can impact transportation significantly. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is one of such serve cases, which has resulted in a 96% reduction in air travelers from April to July 2020. Instant early detection of coronavirus on the go can prevent the wide spread of COVID-19 in public transportation vehicles, thus improving transportation health and safety. Therefore, this project aims to develop an “on-the-Go” COVID-19 quantitative diagnostic microdevice integrated with reverse transcription–LAMP (RT-LAMP) for instant early detection of COVID-19 in public transportation vehicles to improve transportation safety.