This device which has been invented provides rapid portable skin surface sterilization from harmful bacteria,etc.
it is expected it will take 5 years to develop ,test ,approve and them with all the sundry middlemen probably cost $10000 or more for a hospital to
purchase even though the article mentions it will cost $100 to make by "a team of scientists".
All this testing ,approving will cost many ,many millions of $$$ and since the device can be used indefinitely i don't see it being funded at all and
will be blocked from commercial production by big pharma and their friends who have infiltrated into all levels of approval boards and who will lose
out in Consumables like wipes,lotions ,creams,drops,antibiotics for treatment of an infected patient and so on.
The circuit diagram seems to be a bog standard high voltage generator attached to some needles.
I would like to point out that some time ago i converted a USB ionizer which cost about £2 from ebay.
This device generates a high voltage and a stream of ions.I opened it and by removing/adjusting the output resistor could make it produce a spark
from 1 mm to 6 mm in length and by attaching electrodes to 2 parallel glass plates or parallel bits of plastic from a toys packaging generate a plasma
between the two parallel plates. Also by holding one electrode and bringing the second electrode with a parallel plate near to the skin produced a
similar plasma as above with a slight tingling depending on the distance from the skin.
Also I could run this device from a battery down to 1.2 volts up to 12 volts.The strength of the plasma being in direct proportion to the voltage.I
mean a 1.2 volts supply produced a 1mm continuous spark but 12 volts produced nearly 1.5 cm long spark.The plasma strength varied in a similar
fashion.If anyone wants to do more experiments I suggest you purchase this very cheap device.
I have used this device to stop pimples and boils from growing and to reduce swelling from same by zapping it with the device.Only takes a few
seconds of use 2 or 3 times a day.
Also you can use it to neutralize insect/snake bites as well.
There is a website devoted to this subject from a practical view point.
As the device only costs £2 it would be very easy to mass produce this plasma device cheaply by the Chinese for everyday use to eliminate infections
on or near the surface of the skin.
Therefore those people not wanting to wait for 5 years and spend a $10000 for this can make own battery operated device.
Caution is advised in adapting this USB ionizer due to high voltages.