We need an effective method to kill viruses, without forcing approaches that people find cumbersome.
What it does
- We suggest here a design of a device to kill viruses based on artificial intelligence and acoustic shower.
How I built it
Many people have studied peculiar sounds created by many insects.
In 1991, a pathobiologist had made a quantitative assessment of the germicidal efficacy of ultrasound energy.
In 2008, two physicists used atomistic approach to compute low frequency mechanical modes of viral capsids.
This research was perceived as a new way to kill viruses by shaking them to death.
In 2017, several physicists used x-ray scattering method to reveal nanoscale structural features of viruses.
Studies like this enable us to compute frequencies of resonance with the outer shells of corona viruses.
Using this approach, we will find inaudible sound waves and soliton pulses that can scare or kill Covid-19 viruses.
We will then make a device called ScarVi, which will consist of two active parts.
ScarVi's artificial intelligence part will detect people with Covid-19 infection within a group of people.
ScarVi's acoustic shower part will spread acoustic waves or solitons that can deactivate or kill Covid-19 viruses.
ScarVi device may be installed on pillars or walls in locations where many people gather or travel.
We believe that ScarVi will greatly reduce the spread of Covid-19.
Challenges I ran into
Datasets needed for designing the systems are not yet available.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
ScarVi has a great potential as a viable method.
What I learned
Similar devices already exist for insects.
What's next for ScarVi - Scare the Virus
I will conduct experiments and build a prototype system as proposed here.