Self-driving disinfection robots are now shipping to a number of hospitals in China to help fight the COVID-19. This happened after Sunay Healthcare Supply today signed an agreement with the company UVD Robots. The first robots shipped this week and in the following weeks, many more robots will be shipped via air to be deployed in the fight against the coronavirus.
UVD Robots is supplying innovative Autonomous Robotic UV-Disinfection Solutions for the field of Infection Control. The UV Robot automatically disinfects patient rooms and operating theatres and is easily integrated into the cleaning process. This prevents outbreaks, the spread of bacteria and other harmful microorganisms thereby reducing Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI´s).
With ultraviolet light, the Danish robot can disinfect and kill viruses and bacteria autonomously, effectively limiting the spread of coronaviruses without exposing hospital staff to the risk of infection. Through Sunay Healthcare Supply’s partners in China, the robots will be deployed in all Chinese provinces.
“With this agreement, more than 2,000 hospitals will now have the opportunity to ensure effective disinfection, protecting both their patients and staff,” says Su Yan, CEO of Sunay Healthcare Supply, a medical equipment supplier to the Chinese market. Now sold in more than 40 countries, UVD Robots is already delivering its self-driving disinfection robots to hospitals in other parts of Asia in addition to healthcare markets in Europe and the United States.
The invention increases the safety of both staff, patients and their relatives by reducing the risk of contact with bacteria, viruses and other harmful microorganisms. The concentrated UV-C light emitted by the robots as they drive has a germicidal effect that removes virtually all airborne viruses and bacteria on the surfaces of a room. Results, that led to the UVD robot winning the robotics industry’s “Oscar” – IERA Award in 2019.
Before entering into the agreement with UVD Robots, Sunay Healthcare Supply did its due diligence and screened the market for the best technologies to fight the coronavirus. CEO of UVD Robots, Per Juul Nielsen, is pleased to be helping combat the spread of the virus in China through the company’s solution: “In a severe crisis like this where the world health is threatened, our innovative technology really proves its worth,” he says. Source and photos Courtesy of UVD Robots.