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HCM City develops 3D-printed robot to disinfect rooms during pandemic

Update: March, 20/2020 - 15:24


Reseachers check a 3D printer in the Eastern People's Military Hospital. The hospital is making a disinfectant robot to clean quarantine rooms during the COVID-19 pandemic.— Photo courtesy of the hospital

HÀ NỘI — A team of researchers from the Eastern People's Military Hospital have finished detailed designs for a robot to clean and disinfect rooms of those quarantined due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The product was made under orders of HCM City’s Health Department to have innovative solutions to help care for people in the city’s quarantine centres, health clinics and hospitals.

The team said after being reviewed by the Department of Health's experts, they will use 3D printing to produce the first robot for tests at the field hospital in Củ Chi District HCM City.

After the test, the team will revise and improve the robot before it is officially deployed on a wider scale. 

A representative of the department said: "If the test is successful, the innovative product will help in the prevention and fight against the coronavirus. It will help reduce the infection rate of SARS-CoV-2 among patients, health workers and others, especially those who do the cleaning and disinfecting in isolated rooms of positive cases.”

Recently, Huế Central Hospital has researched and completed a robot named ‘Tâm An’ to serve infected patients, quarantined at the second branch of the hospital.

‘Tâm An’ is made from a children's toy car and a chip so it can be controlled remotely. It carries a four-compartment container. It can quickly transfer 50 - 60kg of food, medicine and supplies to patients within a 50-metre radius.

With a loudspeaker and a camera, the device will issues information to patients while bringing them food and commodities, as well as connect them with health staff. — VNS





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