Pentagon scientists and Profusa have developed a tiny biosensor that can be embedded under your skin to detect disease.

Its purpose is to track chemical reactions going on inside your body, which may reveal that you’re infected with a virus like COVID-19 or influenza and about to start having symptoms the next day.

In addition to the under-skin sensor, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has been working on a customized filter that can be put on a standard dialysis machine to remove COVID-19 from the blood.

Profusa said it intended to seek FDA approval for their tissue-integrating biosensor in 2021, and a DARPA-backed study is also underway to measure early signs of influenza via the biosensor technology.

The biosensors may detect disease outbreaks, biological attacks and pandemics up to three weeks earlier than current methods, but you may have to give up your privacy in exchange.

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