As we face a global healthcare crisis caused by COVID-19, there is a massive need to disinfect surroundings fast.
UV-C was traditionally used in operating rooms for its germicidal properties and more recently has been successfully used in Wuhan and also starting to get used in Italy for fighting the COVID-19. Currently such units are either stationary or moved by humans. We improved upon that idea and built an autonomous, mobile unit that can move around lobbies and hallways get into rooms to kill majority of the bacteria and viruses.
6 Lamps mounted on the Astra robot would emit intense UV light at 253.7 nm wavelength, as per current medical device standards.
Our key innovation is in making this mobile with a state of the art LIDAR based SLAM technology that allows operation without exposing the workers to either the harmful UV light or infected rooms of patients. The mobility allows allows disinfection of various corners and narrow alleys.
Through a novel fleet management system such units can be monitored around the hospital, office or retail location and enables
data collection and management by a remote professional.
Besides disinfection, the bottom mobile units called the QubesTM can be disconnected from the UV lamps and be used for moving items [test samples, medicines, equipments] around multiple infection zones. The onboard cameras can also enable you to add additional Computer Vision based tool to help in diagnosis, data collection and enforcement of standard operating procedures across your premises.
The product is built by Invento Robotics, a leader in building Enterprise ready robots. It is the maker of the award winning Mitra RobotTM inaugurated at GES 2017.