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Dr. Lakshmi Unnithan
Dr. Lakshmi Unnithan

Disinfecting the ROBOT way, the sustainable way. 

The best and the safest way to avoid the coronavirus infection is to make some strategies a part of life for the next upcoming days —wash your hands, keep away from large groups of people, wash your hands, stay home when sick, wash your hands, avoid travel when possible, and always remember to wash your hands. 

Infections that kept passed on in hospitals are significantly higher and in the wake of the Health crisis, which is happening in this century, we see an enormous amount of increased usage of chemicals to clean the environment and the hospitals. That process deals with more staff and the increased risk of their staff as well. To disinfect these compromised areas we need more staff reports Blue Ocean Robotics. To take care of this The Danish Company Blue Ocean Robotics has invented UVD Robots that could disinfect hospitals. 

I had been Reading about the new wave of Demands that have surged globally for the UVD Robots that could disinfect areas with powerful ultraviolet light. The Danish company Blue Ocean Robotics has invented UVD Robots  that could disinfect hospitals and now these are sold over 40 countries that are now using it to combat the Coronavirus. This is the result of the combined work done in Denmark, Sweden and UK. The UVC radiation is well accepted and had a good chance to inactivate the SARS and MERS Virus and at present I sincerely hope the Robots are able to inactivate COVID-19 as it passes at normal disinfection speed. Because Covid viruses are in the same family of the other mentioned above, until further data is available we must presume that the same level of radiation are required for inactivation. 

Hundreds of UV disinfection Robots from UVD Robots were being shipped to Chinese hospitals and to Italy to help fight the coronavirus outbreak. The robots can navigate through rooms, up and down elevators, and perform the disinfection autonomously. We hope that this could slow down coronavirus infections. 

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. Blue Ocean Reports the 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. 

Picture Courtesy: UVD-Robots  

Information Courtesy: UVD-Robots 

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