Valery LEBOVKA, “FACTS”
The global spread of coronavirus, the medical staff of the hospitals are forced to become “suicide bombers”, forcing scientists are more and more aggressively seek out technological solutions that will help doctors to fight disease. And if the French company Shark Robotics has managed to create a device for cleaning the premises and transportation of patients, the Japanese Farmroid went further and “deal” with coronavirus.
They have developed a robot, which automatically by ultraviolet light treats the surface of the premises against flu viruses, including the virus SARS-CoV-2.
This writes robotrends, citing Japanese newspaper Asahi.
Testing robot called Buster UV successfully passed last week in the hospital at the medical Department of Nihon University.
Device UV Buster irradiates the surface of the far ultraviolet light with a shorter wavelength. This type of radiation has more destructive properties compared with conventional ultraviolet light, which passes through the ozone layer.
The testing apparatus it was found that a distance of 10 cm and approximately two and a half seconds it is almost completely (99.9% of) kills viruses. However, it is not specified how much time it took the robot to destroy coronavirus.
However, it is noted that ultraviolet light, which the robot treats the surface from a distance of ten centimeters, can damage the retina of the human eye, so working with them requires increased security measures.
According to the journalists, the sales will start in July this year. It is planned that the machines will be used in hospitals, airports and offices to prevent a second wave of coronavirus infection.
Professor Yasuhiro gon, who teaches pulmonology in Nihon University, said that the hospital intends to use this device in order to “to prevent the spread of coronavirus and prepare for the second wave (infectious diseases)”.
The representative Farmroid promised that UV Buster will be sold at an attractive price, to compete with foreign analogues. The company is going to produce robots made to order and has no plans to sell them to private individuals.
Recall that in Singapore roboshobo Spot “checks” keeping people distance and “advises” to increase it.
Earlier, the “FACTS” he wrote that in Denmark, scientists have created a robotic installation, which is designed to greatly reduce the risk of contamination COVID-19 hospital staff. The invention is able to precisely and accurately take a mouth swab from the patient for analysis of a new type of coronavirus.