Hospital Robot Disinfects Rooms

January 5, 2012
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This is pretty neat and there’s a case study about how it works to stop the spread of C Diff and other germs and bacteria that exist in hospitals.  Send it to every bathroom for that matter.  We are starting to see a lot of new technologies in hospitals that help fight infections that we all dread that lurk.image

The hospital cleans the room as they normally would and then the robot enters to finish up the process.  You can watch in the video how the robot is rolled into a bathroom and it goes to work.  You can see the light as it is treating the bathroom and there is some risk of exposure if a person were in the same room so all humans need to be outside the room while disinfecting is taking place.  It can zap the door knobs, bed rails, and so on.  It takes 5 minutes to run the process and the machine sells for $80,000.00, so it is not cheap but seems to have a pretty quick ROI.  We read about the curtains having bacteria all the time and for those doctors who still wear ties, take it off and leave it in room being treated:)  It certainly could not hurt.  Just yesterday the FDA approved a keyboard that also zaps germs too.  BD

FDA Approves First Ever Germ Zapping Self Sanitizing Keyboard for Use in Healthcare

 

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