Covid-19 test results available in 15 minutes


Health Passport Ireland live demonstration of 15-minute Covid-19 antigen test

A first for Ireland, a demonstration of the latest rapid antigen testing technology was performed live on-air with Prof Martin Curley, Director of Digital Transformation and Open Innovation during the Health Service Executive’s (HSE’s) latest Digital Academy Forum.

The results were generated within 15 minutes before the end of Prof Curley’s presentation and sent to a digital platform called Health Passport Ireland.

Health Passport Ireland, engineered in Dublin, combines the latest digital technologies with official Covid-19 testing solutions. The platform works with all Covid-19 test types and can deliver results in as little as 15 minutes.

Following the live demonstration, Health Passport Ireland allowed the audience to scan the mobile test results in real-time through the video screen.

Prof Curley’s “Health Passport” automatically transitioned to ‘low-risk’ status after he had testing negative.

“The rapid antigen testing and the Health Passport system demonstration was very well received at the Forum,” he said.

“It helps our understanding of the potential for how rapid screening and a health passport might in the future be able to support the national response to the pandemic and help reduce the impact on public health resources.”

“We are in final discussions with national partners to ensure affordable testing is quickly made available to people whenever and wherever they need it,” said Robert Quirke, CEO of ROQU Group, the company developing Health Passport Ireland.

Launched in August, the Health Passport Ireland pilot trial is active across a wide range of usage industries including schools, nursing homes and businesses, with staff being tested on a weekly basis.

valerie.ryan@imt.ie



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