The one of coronavirus it is the first global pandemic that we fight alongside precious allies: computers and robots.
While computers (with the plus of AI) are entrusted with the task of finding suitable medical devices for treatment, robots act as "infantry". In particular they deliver goods or, as in this case, they disinfect hospital rooms with concentrated UV light. To be precise: disinfectant robots.
Developed by UVD Robots, a Danish company, these autonomous robots are used as part of regular cleaning shifts and are extremely useful. Their support in the prevention of infectious diseases, viral infections, bacteria and other types of harmful organic microorganisms in the environment can be invaluable.
How UVD "disinfectant" robots work
The robots developed by UVD have eight bulbs that emit UV-C ultraviolet light capable of destroying bacteria, viruses and other harmful microbes.
Once inside a room, the robot will take about 20 minutes to completely disinfect it by damaging the DNA and RNA of microbes and preventing them from multiplying.
Since this type of light is also harmful to humans, people are required to stay outside while disinfectant robots do their job.
The robot is safe, reliable and eliminates the possibility of human error or distraction. It is easy to use and is designed to be managed by the cleaning staff every day through an app. Complete an entire cleaning cycle in less than ten minutes: such as the time it takes, for example, to complete a hospital room with four beds, or a spacious operating room.
From company site I learn that robots really did honor in battle, supporting the staff of 2000 Chinese hospitals. They could also be useful for us to reduce the risk of contagion, especially for our health professionals.