ROBOTS USES UV RAYS TO DISINFECT THE HOSPITALS
Updated: May 26
Blue Ocean Robotics Company, produce and sell professional service robots primarily in healthcare, developed autonomous UVD Robots to disinfect rooms and hospitals by using UV rays.
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The UVD Robot is used as part of the regular cleaning cycle and aims at preventing and reducing the spread of infectious diseases, viral, bacteria, and other types of harmful organic microorganisms in the environment by breaking down their DNA-structure. The robot is safe, reliable, and eliminates human error. Furthermore, it is user friendly and is designed to be operated by every-day cleaning staff.
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The UVD robot takes about 20 minutes to treat a room.
UVD Robot says "Please leave the room, close the door and start disinfection".
"It says it in Chinese as well now," says Simon Ellison, vice president of UVD Robots.
"We had been growing the business at quite a high pace - but the coronavirus has kind of rocketed the demand," says chief executive, Per Juul Nielsen.
He says "truckloads" of robots have been shipped to China, in particular Wuhan. Sales elsewhere in Asia, and Europe are also up."Italy has been showing very strong demand," adds Mr. Nielsen. "They really are in a desperate situation. Of course, we want to help them."
The robot was launched in early 2019, following six years of collaboration between parent firm, Blue Ocean Robotics, and Odense University Hospital where Prof Kolmos has overseen infection control.
Costing $67,000 (£53,370) each, the robot was designed to reduce the likelihood of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) which can be costly to treat and cause loss of life.
While there's been no specific testing to prove the robot's effectiveness against coronavirus, Mr. Nielsen is confident it works.
"Coronavirus is very similar to other viruses like Mers and Sars. And we know that they are being killed by UV-C light," he says.
Award-Winning Mobile Robot.
UVD Robot is an award-winning mobile robot to disinfect hospitals and pharmacy industries. The robot aims at preventing and reducing the spread of infectious diseases, viral, bacteria, and other types of harmful organic microorganisms in the environment by breaking down their DNA-structure. It does so using UV technology. Our UVD Robot is the winner of the prestigious IERA Award 2019.