Institute of Innovative Research, 
Tokyo Institute of Technology.


Press Release

Preventing Airborne Infection without Impeding Communication with Ions and Electric Field

A novel device developed by Tokyo Tech researchers in a new study utilizes ions and an electric field to effectively capture infectious droplets and aerosols, while letting light and sound pass through to allow communication. The innovation is significant in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, since it shows promise in preventing airborne infection while facilitating communication.